Seed bombs are great!! Not only do they brighten up areas needing a little colour, they also help with attracting wildlife such as bees, birds and butterflies into our urban environment, making them available to pollinate our city flowers and food crops and help the production of fruit and seed.
Not only this but seed bombs are great fun. You can plant them in a pot, a flowerbed, wild patch in your lawn or throw them in disused areas like at the bottom of trees that line our road sides.
Please do not throw them in private properties. You would need the owner’s permission before doing that. Public parks may not be a great place as councils have set up habitats within the parks to support different wildlife.
What are the seed bombs made of?
Seed bombs are very easily made and can be made in different ways. These seed bombs are made with clay, peat free compost and native flower seeds to the UK.
How do seed bombs work?
Now that you have got your seed bombs, this is how they work!
- The compost and clay protect the seed from drying out, washing away, or being eaten by birds.
- As weather breaks down the seed bomb, the compost and clay will allow the seed to root and take hold.
How do I use my seed bomb?
The best time to throw or plant your seed bombs is in the spring – April, May or June and if you can time it right, a day before rain is forecast (but this is not necessary). Just a note to remember where you throw your seed bomb as you may see your efforts in full bloom next summer depending on the weather and terrain this year.
- Find a bare area where nothing is growing.
- Make sure you have the owner’s permission if not in a safe public area!
- Throw or place the bombs in that area.
- Check after each rainfall to see how the bombs start to break down.
- Once the bombs start disappearing, check for small seedlings each time you pass!
START SEED BOMBING AND ENJOY!!!