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DIY Seed Bombs

Seed bombs are fun to make, and an easy way to bring color to an otherwise dull section of the garden. They make great gifts! Kids love making seed bombs and winter is a perfect time to get your flower seeds ready to toss about in the spring.

SeedBomb

Supplies

  • 1 part mixed flower seeds native to your area (1 packet can make several seed bombs)
  • 4 parts natural clay
  • 1 part seed-starting mix or compost

Instructions

  1. Roll out and flatten clay.
  2. Combine seed-starting mix or compost with the flower seeds and gently knead into the clay. Be sure to evenly mix all ingredients.
  3. Roll clay into a 1″ diameter tube.
  4. Cut or pinch off 1″ sections and roll into balls. Each seed bomb should be about the size of a small meatball.
  5. Place on a tray in a sunny window to harden for about 24 to 48 hours.

Wait for the recommended sowing time for your climate and toss the seed bombs into their desired location. In cold climates, sow 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. In mild climates, sow fall through early spring. The seed bombs will dissolve over time and grow into a beautiful wildflower garden!

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