Earth Day: Making a Seed Bomb

Wildflowers are an integral part of our Earth. Growing a patch of flowers in your backyard can make for a beautiful view. They support insects and animals for those nearby and those that migrate in multiple ways.

Making a seed bomb is an easy and fun way to get wildflowers growing where you want them to!

The process is not difficult and makes for a fun day.

Here are the ingredients you need:

  • 1 cup compost OR potting soil & compost mixture
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of seeds (or 1/2 tsp for very small seeds)
    • This is one website you can find Michigan Wildflowers at

Here’s how you make them:

Seed Bomb 1

1) Mix the compost and flour completely

2) Add seeds and gently mix together

3) Add one tablespoon of water at a time (The mixture should feel like dough)
(Add more compost if mixture gets too wet)

4) Grab small pieces of mixture and roll into a ball (golf ball size or smaller)

Seed Bomb 25) Place into a bucket or box and let dry overnight or for 24 hours.

6) Lob or place where you want the seeds to grow right before rain is expected.

(You don’t want to throw it into the ground. Let nature take its course)

 

Now, even if you get them out early this year, the odds are not great you’ll see them bloom this summer.

Wildflowers take time to start growing and develop enough to bloom. It’s typically a year or two.

So, if you don’t see color don’t give up hope. Odds are you’ll see changes in years to come.

Categories: Earth Day