Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Garden Tuesday - seed bombs

I'm joining in with Pam's Garden Tuesday for the first time today. Instead of a photo of something from my yard or garden, I'm going to share something I just stumbled upon this morning: seed bombs or seed balls. You may already know about these but this is a discovery for me. While seed bombs are utilized as an inexpensive and fun tool of guerilla gardening, I'm going to make some and use them on our property which is a wooded acre in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Maybe next week I'll follow up with photos of our seed bomb making but for now here are some articles, etc. explaining the concept and simple instructions for making your own little balls of wildflower happiness.

How to Make Seed Bombs (LA Times)

Video - Making seed bombs at home (Guardian)

Seed Balls

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Janell said...

I have never heard the term "seed bomb" though I watched a show called Pig Bomb and I think of thistles as seed bombs.
I'll read the links. So interesting.

Pam said...

Thanks for joining in! I've never heard of seed bombs!

Melynda said...

Seed bombs are fun, but I have never lived in a large enough area to make or use them. It will be fun to see how it is done, thanks.

shabby girl said...

What a great idea! It would be really fun to do with a child or grandchild! I'm going to remember this one.

keri said...

Wow, never heard of seed bombs. That's pretty incredible... thanks for the post. I started my gardening last weekend while it was in the 80s, it got down to 40 last nite .. grrrrrr

thanks for chiming in on my childhood memories. it's fun to be able to use old photos like that instead of letting them sit in a box somewhere. but I'm having so much trouble with 'blogger' spacing, my posts are taking way to long to write.. i'm starting not to enjoy it so much. blogger claims that there is no fix yet. grrrrrrrrrrr how can that be? are you having similar issues? Seeya, Keri

Lee said...

Shabby Girl - I was thinking the same thing about this being a fun project to do with kids.

Keri - I've had many a moment of hair curling times of frustration with blogger. But, on balance, blogging is more positive than negative. It's come a long way. I love your blog. You're such a good writer.