Seed Bombs

You will need:

Makes 25 bombs

  • 1 cup as a measure (250 ml)
  • 2 cups of flour (any old flour lurking in the cupboard will do)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 5 cups of compost
  • 1 cup of flower seeds – wildflower seeds for bees and butterflies

To make:

Into a large bowl place, the compost and the flour and mix together, add the cup of flower seeds and incorporate.

Pour into the bowl 1 cup of water and mix it together (hands are best) until it comes together – like a ball of dough.

Tear off pieces of the dough-like mixture and roll into marble size or golf ball size balls.

Place on a tray and leave to dry overnight. They may need longer depending on how warm the temperature and the size of the bombs made.

Hand the bombs out in a small bag or container as a gift for people to throw on their walks. Best thrown April – June and when rain has been forecast. Ideal for gardens and community areas (seek permission).

Use to develop areas of wonderful wildflowers for bees.


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