Step by Step Guides

How to make seed balls
Written by photographs by .
Adapted from Wildflower Magazine Fall 2007 VOL. 24, NO. 1.

Step 1

Sift clay through a sifter to eliminate lumps.


Step 2

Measure out 1 part of seeds, to 3 parts of compost, to 5 parts of clay.


Step 3

Mix the compost and seeds together first, and then add the clay along enough water to hold the mixture together.


Step 4

Roll out a small amount of the seed mixture to the size of about a penny.


Step 5

Store seed balls in a cool, dry place until you are ready to sow them. Sow seed balls into a cleared area.


Step 6

Enjoy your wildflower garden and use seed balls for future wildflower planting projects.

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