How to make seed bombs

How to make seed bombs

Need an activity to keep your kids busy while on school holidays? Learn how to make seed bombs. It’s a fun, planet friendly activity both kids and adults can enjoy, and best of all, it doesn’t require much adult supervision as the recipe is simple and easy to follow.

What is a seed bomb?

Seed bombs have long been used by guerrilla gardeners for replanting and brightening up public spaces or vacant lots where the natural flora has been destroyed. A seed bomb is a cluster of seeds, soil and clay moulded into a ball that can be thrown it into barren lots and fields or planted into flowerbeds or plant pots. The balls sit on the ground until the rain softens them and germinates the seeds.  This style of gardening requires little to no effort after the seed bombs have been made making it a perfect activity for kids and adults with limited time for gardening.

What you need:

  1. Potting mix
  2. Seeds (available here)
  3. Mixing bowl
  4. Powdered clay
  5. Water
  6. Tray

Instructions:

Mix

In a bowl, combine 5 cups of potting mix and 2-3 cups of clay powder and 1 cup of seeds. Slowly mix in water to combine the mixture until it’s a dough-like consistency that’s easy to mould by hand. If you use too much water, simply add more soil.

Roll

Take a small amount of the mixture, roll into golf-ball sized balls and place on a tray. Ensure you don’t make the balls too firm. You want them firm enough to hold their shape but gentle enough to fall apart once they are in the garden so the flowers can bloom.

Dry

Once you’ve rolled all of the seed bombs, place the tray of seed bombs in a sunny location to dry out and harden. Turn the balls often to assist in drying. Depending on your location and humidity levels, it could take between two days to two weeks to dry out completely.

Use

Once seeds bombs have dried out, throw them in a bare part of the garden and wait to watch flowers grow and bloom over time. Seed bombs can be sown all year round.

Store

Store seed bombs in a paper bag for up to one year.

Seed bombs make wonderful gifts for kids to gift to friends, relatives, and teachers. They also make a perfect eco-friendly part favour for kid’s birthdays.

15 pressed flower crafts and activities for kids

Gifts to Grow

Embedded and inspired by nature, Sow ’n Sow believe in purposeful gifting that doesn’t cost the planet.

From a small seed of an idea, Sow ’n Sow was dreamt up by founder Michelle Brady combining her love of gardening and flair for design in 2010.

Share:

Unearth more green reads:

7 Beautiful Ways to Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet

Your wedding day is a significant milestone in your life, filled with cherished memories and emotions. One of the most beautiful and symbolic elements of this day is undoubtedly your wedding bouquet. The flowers you carefully selected to complement your attire and theme hold sentimental value that you’ll want to cherish for years to come.

Read More »
How to Grow Everlasting Daisies from Seed

Your Ultimate Guide: How to Grow Everlasting Daisies from Seed

If you’re eager to add enduring beauty to your garden, follow our comprehensive guide on how to grow everlasting daisies from seed. Learn the correct ways to sow everlasting daisy seeds, ideal growing conditions, when and how to transplant seedlings, as well as harvesting and drying the blooms. What are Everlasting Daisies Before learning how

Read More »

30 Exciting Chocolate-free Easter Gifts For Kids

Easter is a time for fun and celebration, and what better way to delight your little ones than with a selection of exciting chocolate-free Easter gifts! While chocolate is a traditional treat, not every child can indulge in sugary snacks or may simply prefer non-chocolate gifts. Whether you’re looking for sugar-free alternatives or just want

Read More »

Eco-Friendly Surprises: 20 Sustainable Subscription Gifts for Every Budget

In a world where conscious consumer choices can make a significant impact, sustainable subscription gifts are a thoughtful and eco-friendly way to celebrate special occasions or simply show appreciation for the eco-minded individuals in your life. Sustainable subscription gifts often involve products or services that are designed to minimise waste. This can include items with

Read More »

The Garden Diaries: Wander Through Michelle’s Hinterland Oasis

Step into the lush world of Australian gardens with ‘The Garden Diaries,’ our new showcase series that unveils the vibrant stories thriving within backyards. From productive vegetable patches to bush sanctuaries, each story celebrates the unique journey of passionate gardeners and their flourishing green spaces. Come along as we dig deep into the roots of

Read More »
0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop

    Filters

    Price Range
    Price Range - slider
    $0$674
    Categories
    Categories