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. I particularly like to give Seed Bombs as Easter Gifts or on Mother’s Day! 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!
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These DIY Seed Bombs, were first published in February 2014 and republished for your convenience
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!
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