Making your own seed bombs is a fun and easy way to attract pollinators to otherwise-neglected wasteland. At the end of the wildflower season, allow the seeds to dry on the plant, then deadhead the plant and place the flowerheads in a paper bag. Give the bag a good shake to collect the seeds and leave them to dry out further in a cool, dark place. Autumn is an ideal time to throw your seed bombs.
You Will Need
- Seeds (1 cup), collected from flowerheads or a packet of shop-bought UK wildflower seeds
- Peat-free compost (4 cups)
- Clay powder (3 cups)
- Water (1-2 cups)
- Mixing bowl
In the bowl, mix the seeds with four cups of compost and three cups of clay powder. Use your hands to ensure the seeds are evenly distributed.
Slowly add water and knead the mix together until you have a firm consistency and your seed bombs stick together.
Roll the mix into balls; aim for the size of a 50-pence coin. Lay the bombs on a tray in a warm spot and leave them to dry out.
Simply throw your seed bombs on bare soil on roadsides, urban tree pits, railways or verges. Distribute in autumn to see blooms in spring.