Questions about seed bombs

1. What are seed bombs and how do they work?

Did you know that there is an explosive way to make the world greener? It's called Seed Bombs and we're here to tell you all about it! Seed bombs are small balls of clay and soil filled with seeds. They are a creative and sustainable way to transform your surroundings into a vibrant and colorful place.

But how do they actually work? Very easy! You take a seed bomb and throw it at the desired location. The rain and moisture help the seeds germinate and grow. Before you know it, you'll see green plants and colorful flowers brightening up the world around you.

2. Seed bombs: what are they made of?

So you've decided that you want to make the world greener and you want to use seed bombs to do it. But what materials do you need to make your own seed bombs?

Clay is a natural material that is strong and durable. It is often used for seed bombs because it can store water and nutrients for the seeds and easily decomposes into the soil when the seeds germinate. Good compost is often added.

3. How do you make seed bombs?

Select seeds

Before you can make your own seed bombs, you need to choose the right seeds. Which plants do you want to grow? Make sure you choose seeds that will grow in your region and climate. Do not distribute seed bombs in nature. The introduced plants could displace naturally occurring species.

Making seed bombs

Once you've chosen the seeds, it's time to make your own seed bombs! First you need to choose the material you want to make your seed bombs from. Instead of clay, you can also use healing clay from the drugstore or natural bentonite-based cat litter.
For the seed bombs you need clay, compost and seeds. Mix these ingredients in a 3:1:1 ratio to form a homogeneous mass. Form small balls about 2 cm in diameter and let them harden in a dry place. Do not place the balls on the radiator or in the oven. The heat would be fatal to the seeds.

4. How long does it take for seed bombs to germinate?

Why patience is important

Seed bombs are a great way to quickly and easily sow plants in unused or abandoned areas. But how long does it actually take until the seed bombs germinate and the first green seedlings appear? This is where patience comes into play! It is important to understand that it may take some time for the seed bombs to germinate and develop into plants. But don't worry, it's worth it!

The germination time of seed bombs depends on various factors such as the type of seeds, weather conditions and soil conditions. However, it generally takes around 1-3 weeks for the first green seedlings to sprout from the seed bombs. It is important that the seed bombs receive enough moisture to germinate, but not too much to avoid mold growth.

Patience is a virtue when it comes to waiting for seed bombs to germinate. But considering that it can be used to transform an empty space into a blooming garden, it's worth waiting for the seed bombs to germinate.

5. Which plants are best for seed bombs?

If you want to make seed bombs, you should know which plants are best. There are many plants that can be used in seed bombs, but not all are created equal. Here are some of the best plants for seed bombs:

  • Marigolds: Marigolds are easy to grow and look beautiful. They bloom all summer long and are a great choice for seed bombs.
  • Cornflowers: Cornflowers have bright blue flowers and are another good choice for seed bombs. They bloom in summer and attract lots of bees and butterflies.
  • Borage: Borage has beautiful blue flowers and is also known as beeweed. It is a great plant to use in seed bombs as it attracts insects and is also edible.

Other options

There are many other plants that can be used in seed bombs. Here are some other options:

  • Sunflowers: Sunflowers are great for seed bombs because they grow quickly and attract lots of birds. They are very pretty too!
  • Poppies: Poppies have bright red flowers and are a great choice for seed bombs. They bloom in summer and attract many insects.
  • Yarrow: Yarrow has white flowers and is a great plant for seed bombs because it is drought tolerant and blooms all summer long.

6. How long do seed bombs last?

Most seeds remain viable for about two years, while some varieties can germinate for up to three years. But there's a catch: the longer you keep the seed bombs, the lower the germination rate will be. You don't have to throw away older seed bombs in the trash right away. Since it is a natural product, you can just try your luck. Some of the seeds will still sprout after some time.

7. How do I store seed bombs?

Store your seed bombs in a cool, dry place. A closet or drawer are ideal places. Avoid direct sunlight, high humidity and extreme temperatures. But hey, it's best to use your seed bombs straight away!

8. When to sow seed bombs?

There's no magic formula, but some guidelines can help you get the most out of your seed bombs. Spring and fall are perfect seasons for throwing out seed bombs . The weather is mild and there is enough moisture to support germination.

Just try it

The best thing about seed bombs is that they are incredibly easy to use. If you're worried about the perfect timing, don't stress too much. You can throw seed bombs any time of the year as long as it is not too hot or too cold and the soil is not too dry. However, we recommend casting them in the spring or fall for the best possible results.

9. How should you plant seed bombs?

If you are "planting" multiple seed bombs, you should space them about 6 inches apart to ensure they have enough room to grow. You do not need to press or cover the seed bombs into the soil. The seed bombs just have to rest on the ground. Afterwards you should water the seed bombs well.

10. What are the environmental benefits of seed bombs?

Do you want to make a positive contribution to the environment but have no idea where to start? Seed bombs are the answer! Seed bombs are small balls made of soil, clay and seeds that can simply be placed on the ground. These little miracle balls can have a positive impact on our environment. Because, unlike traditional planting methods, no special skills are required to use them. Bees and butterflies in particular find sufficient food and living space through the flowers planted.

11. Can I plant seed bombs in a pot?

Yes, you can also plant seed bombs in a pot. Choose a sufficiently large pot with good drainage to avoid waterlogging. You can plant three seed bombs in a pot with a diameter of 20 cm. These should be evenly spaced apart. Make sure you plant the seed bombs in good potting soil and water them regularly but moderately. In this way you create optimal conditions so that the seeds can germinate and the plants can grow healthily.