Making this Seed Bombs Recipe is quick and easy – it is a great gardening for kids activity and also makes a good gift that kids can make. You can actually make these at any time of year, but you “use” the seed bombs depending on the flower type you have chosen – usually early Spring to late Summer – check your seed packets! Seed Bomb making also is a great sensory activity as you encourage you kids to get stuck in!
Seed Bomb Recipe:
- A cup of compost
- A cup of clay or potter’s powder (this can be store bought or dug up from your garden if you live in a clay rich area)
- A generous handful of wild seeds
Seeds – you can use any types of seeds really – but you should aim for a combination of seeds that grow at the same time of year. And then “lob” your bombs in the appropriate season – i.e. add Spring seeds and distribute in early Spring, or add Summer seeds and distribute in late Spring etc.
For sunny areas:
poppies, cornflower, marigolds, cosmos, hollyhocks, verbena bonariensis, viper’s bugloss
For shady areas:
use a woodland seed mix; foxgloves, tobacco plant, honesty
How to Make Seed Bombs:
1) Break your clay into lots of small “bits”.
3) Pour your seeds into this dip.
4) Pour a little water onto the compost and seeds. Enough to make it moist enough to mix, but not too wet!
5) Then rapidly mix the clay, compost, water and seeds into a consistent mixture.
6) Once it is all evenly mixed, separate out into four equal pieces and roll them into balls. Ours were approximately 5cm in diameter.
7) Leave in a cool place to FULLY try out.
8) Bag up prettily and GIVE!