Make Exploding Seed Balls!

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Want to have some fun while making the world a greener, more environmentally-friendly place? Make exploding balls of seeds that are both fun to throw and an easy way to grow native wildflowers.

Here’s what you need (makes 8-10 balls):

  • 1/2 oz native wildflower seeds.
  • 3 1/2 oz dry, organic potting soil
  • 1 1/2 oz dry clay (we suggest powdered red pottery clay)
  • Water
  • A mixing bowl
  • A cookie sheet for drying the seed balls
  • wax paper

what to do:

<> Line cookie sheet with wax paper.

<> Mix seeds and potting soil together.
<> Add dry clay and mix again.
<> Slowly add water while still mixing the seeds, potting soil, and water into a well-blended paste.
<> When you are able to form a ball of the blended material without it falling apart, you are ready to stop mixing.
<> Mold the mixture into small (~1 inch diameter) balls and place cookie sheet or tray with wax paper.
<> Allow balls to dry in the sun for at least one day.

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