When making your bombs, choose seeds that are ideal for your growing area or zone. You can make bombs for sunny locations, and separate bombs for shady locations. You can choose annuals, perennials, flower or vegetable seeds. You can mix various seeds, provided they have similar growing needs. Also, the type of seeds will determine if your bombs should be tossed in the fall/winter or spring/summer.
Seed balls are fun, quick and easy to make. The clay runs about $8 (500g) a bag, the seed starter mix $4, and $7 on the wildflower seeds. You will also need water, something to measure with (or your hands) and a mixing bowl. For mixing, I went with 5 parts clay to 1 part dirt/compost and 1 part seeds.
|Gather clay, compost, potting soil, or seed starter mix, and your seeds.|
|Also known as potters clay.|
|Seed starter mix|
|Seeds that are good for the pollinators.|
|Zoned for my growing area.|
|I used a 5:1:1 ratio. Add enough water to moisten, like mud.|
|Sorta looks like cookie dough.|
|I made about 200.|
|Allow to dry for about 3 days.|