Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
Have you ever wondered how to use seed balls? I’ve seen seed ball recipes on Pinterest before but I have never been quite sure how to use them. I’ve always started my garden with seeds or plants in the past. This spring, I decided I wanted to learn how to make a seed ball and start this way.
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How to Use Seed Balls
If you’re wondering exactly what a seed ball is, it’s simply a ball of clay or dirt that has been mixed together with seeds. There are many different types of seeds you can use when creating your seed ball, but they are usually made with some sort of wildflower seed. You can try this with a sunny wildflower mix, shady wildflower mix, or simply regular sunflower seeds depending on where you want to plant them.
I got this cute DIY Seed Ball Kt from Pop Shop America. You can sign up to get a monthly subscription box with a variety of different crafts projects. This month is a seed ball craft. Here’s what you’ll need to do this on your own.
- Air dry clay
- Potting soil
- Spread the airdry clay out like a pancake that is half an inch thick or less.
- Add your soil in the center and mist lightly with water.
- Sprinkle the seeds onto the soil.
- Fold them carefully being sure the seeds stay inside.
- Roll them into little balls.
- Plant them after the last frost date in your area. For me, that’s Memorial Day.
There are lots of fun crafts each month from Pop Shop America. You can specify whether you want a DIY Kit, Beauty Box, Jewelry Box, T-Shirt Box, etc. There really are a lot of fun choices to treat yourself with.
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