Seed bombs are a great way to introduce colour, flowers, and therefore wildlife, into corners where nobody seems to care….just go for a walk, and lob one of these creations into a place that is dull and boring and then return in the summer to see if it has worked. They are great for brightening up places you feel are uncared for, but full of sunshine with grass or bare soil. We had an ulterior motive though here in our Swedish garden. It is HUGE…..I’m not boasting, as that is just the way where we live, but it’s 3 hours of lawn mowing & strimming a week huge. Gardens here are very different from back in the UK. Forget a lot of plants that you would have in the UK, as they won’t survive the winter. Then there are the deer and elk that like to nibble the lovely blooms, not to mention the stony wild areas that just need to be left the way nature intended. You need to work with the wild, and tame it where you can. It is a whole new experience of gardening out here. I have left a very small UK garden although it was bursting with very typical English cottage style flower beds and climbing roses, to learn very rapidly that I can’t do that here (or maintain it even if I could!). So, we have a few “wild” areas of our own, that would benefit from the gardener’s hand grenade that is the seed bomb.
1 cup of air drying clay
1 cup of compost
2 packets of seeds
(we have multiplied this to cater for the fact that I have three children doing it, and a lot of space to cover!! However, having said that, once we had put out the supplies, the boys decided they weren’t participating today!)
So how do you make them?
Break the clay into small pieces and put into a bucket or bowl
Add the compost
Rub the 2 together
Sprinkle in your seeds and gently stir.
Roll into small balls and place on a tray to dry out (1-2 days).
Choose your designated area and head out for a garden grenade throwing session 🙂