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Seed bombing has been popular in towns for some time. However the idea is applicable for other locations as well. What exactly is seed bombing? It is a fun, easy, and eco-friendly way to plant large or challenging to reach areas. Children especially manage to enjoy the fun so that it makes a good family project.

For those who have a slope or another part of your premises that is inaccessible, seed bombs can be a way for you to cultivate flowers there. Wildflowers are especially adaptable to this purpose, but any kind of seeds can be used if they are suited to your region and climate. Sunflower seeds are one other favorite choice. The flowers can also help to crowd out weeds in an area.


A typical recipe for seed bombs is: 5 parts dry red clay, 3 parts dry organic compost, 1 part seed, 1-2 parts water. Roll a combination into 1-2 inch balls and let dry. The usage of clay within the more information can make it difficult for birds you can eat the seeds.

The seed bombing idea has changed to incorporate trees. Tree cones are pointed metal containers that can bury themselves in your yard at the same depth like planted yourself. The cones contain fertilizer and also a material that soaks in moisture to water the roots from the tree. These lightweight containers decay very quickly allowing the tree to place roots down into the soil. This type of bombing usually demands the use of an airplane.

Since they can dry out, it's best to help make your seed balls in spring or fall if the weather is cool and rainy. This way you will have time to get the balls distributed while there is still lots of moisture in the earth.

The history of clay seed balls arises from an ancient practice by which seeds for an additional season's crops were mixed together, often with humus or compost, after which rolled in clay to form small balls. The modern technique for creating seed balls is usually attributed to a Japanese farmer named Masanobu Fukuoka.