Plant wildflower with seed bombs!
“Whether it’s a plant pot, flowerbed, wild patch in your lawn or an entire meadow, sowing wildflowers in your garden provides vital resources to support a wide range of insects that couldn’t otherwise survive in urban or built-up areas”
You will need:
- Meadow flower seeds or seeds collected from the garden.
- Ideally, use homemade compost
- Clay soil
- Mixing bowl
Creating your seed bomb:
- In a bowl, mix together 1 cup of seeds with 5 cups of compost and 2-3 cups of clay soil
- Slowly mix in water with your hands until everything sticks together
- Roll the mixture into firm balls about 1 inch in diameter
- Leave the balls to dry in a sunny spot
- Now for the fun bit! Plant your seed bombs by throwing them at bare parts of the garden and wait to see what pops up!
- Be sure to gently push or roll the seeds into the clay and compost
- In Colorado, native blanket flower and native asters need water at first to establish, but very little water once established. No need to add further compost once established…