Tuesday, March 1, 2011
How to Make Seed Balls
A few years ago I went to the natural cosmetic store Lush in downtown Vancouver. As I was browsing the aisles the beauty advisor informed me they were giving away seed balls to help promote Earth Day and gave me a packet of marble sized red brown dirt balls. I had never heard of seeds balls. The lady told me the balls were loaded with wildflower seeds and I should toss the balls anywhere I would like to see some flowers grow. I thought this was a fun idea and when I used up the seed balls I was given I decided to make my own. This is a fun project you could do with kids to help teach them about gardening and the environment. It’s also a good way to use up any extra seeds you may have.
1 cup Seed starting mix/ potting soil
1 cup Crayola Air dry Clay. You can also use red art clay or potters clay. Available at an art supply store or garden center. If you can get your hands on some of powdered clay I have read it works better but in a pinch the Crayola stuff will work too. You can find it at the craft store.
1 cup Compost