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Ready-to-throw seed bombs
Seed bombs used to be strictly homemade weapons of mass beauty. Now you can skip the DIY part and get down to the guerrilla gardening.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 10:35 AM
Part of the guerilla gardening movement is to throw seed bombs and run. What’s a seed bomb? It’s a ball of seeds, dirt and other organic materials that does not need to be planted — just thrown and left to do its magic.
People throw seed bombs over the fences of barren lots to beautify them. They throw them in median strips to plant lovely flowers. They throw them just about anywhere that needs a little vegetation, including their own back yards.
Since seed bombs are designed to work with little intervention, they are great for both guerrilla gardeners and back yard gardeners with little time to dig in the dirt. A few years ago, seed bombs were a do-it-yourself project. Now, seed bombs can be purchased. Take a look at some of these seed bombs that are ready to throw.
Bee Love Seed Bombs
– These wildflower seed bombs support the bee population and spread a little beauty by growing beneficial flowers that attract bees. Mix includes seeds for Shasta daisy, purple cornflower, wild cosmos, wild sunflower, rose mallow, sweet alyssum, baby blue eyes and zinnia. ($10/5 seed bombs)
Herb Seed Bombs
– Basil, dill, cilantro, chives and parsley are fairly easy to grow, but these seed bombs make the task easier. These gumball-sized seed-and-soil pods can be thrown directly into your garden or into a common area where anyone can enjoy fresh herbs all summer long. ($6/5 seed bombs)
Wildflower Seed Bombs
– Created by Los Angeles Guerrilla Gardening, these seed bombs are designed to get into hard-to-reach areas. Perfect for fall bombing, as long as there is sufficient rain, wildflowers should appear in the spring in the bombed places. ($7/6 seed bombs)
Edible Flowers Seed Bombs
– Want your weapons of mass beauty to be both pretty and edible? Try these edible flower seed bombs. These bombs contain calendula, viola, marigolds and evening primrose — are all edible flowers. ($7.95/8 seed balls).
These are just a few of the seed ball bombs that are available and ready to toss. What’s your experience with seed bombs? Do you think spending a little extra money for them is worth saving the time it takes to make them?
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