Seed Bombs

Balls made of wildflower seeds
Production of seed balls

A fantastic DIY project for guerrilla gardening! Making seed bombs is not only a fun activity but also a great way to contribute to the environment by adding more greenery to neglected areas. Plus, it’s exciting to see what plants will emerge from the seeds you’ve dispersed. A great way to spend quality time with Mom or Dad!


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  • Meadow flower seeds or seeds collected from the garden.
  • Peat-free compost.
  • Water.
  • Powdered clay (found in craft shops).
  • Mixing bowl.
  • Egg cartons (optional)
  1. In a bowl, mix together 1 cup of seeds with 5 cups of compost and 2-3 cups of clay powder (you could use clay soil instead if you have it).
  2. Slowly mix in water with your hands until everything sticks together. Roll the mixture into firm balls. Leave the balls to dry in a sunny spot. Now for the fun bit!
  3. Plant your seed bombs by throwing them at bare parts of the garden or meadow

Editor’s Note: It you prefer to have a more planned planting area, plant the bombs including the egg carton (biodegradable) and watch for them to sprout and bloom.



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