These 8 paper mache seed bombs are hand rolled from recycled paper scraps and contain 10 different types of flower seeds. Why shoot Seed Bombs with a slingshot? Because it’s hella charming. Think about it, you can fling them in your backyard and watch them grow, or go gorilla gardener and fling them into vacant lots, greening up your neighborhood.
Seed balls are approximately 1" in diameter. Since they are hand made- sizes may vary.
Seed mix may include but are not limited to:
White Yarrow, Purple coneflower, Shirley Poppy, foxglove, Red prairie coneflower, maltese crosee, Catchfly, Snapdragon, and sweet alyssum.
For best results: Find a sunny area. If planting outside- the best time to plant is during the early spring or fall. Gently rake the area to loosen the soil. They can also be planted in a pot indoors. Place the seed ball on soil and push down so seed ball is half sunk in the soil. This will provide a good area for roots establish in soil. Water area to keep soil completely moistened during germination (approximately the first 3-7 days) , then water as needed.
Guerrilla Gardening Method:
The activity of growing plants on any piece of land, especially land that is in bad condition because it has not been used for a long time. People do this in cities so they will have more green areas and be better places to live.
To ‘activate’ the seed bombs for guerrilla gardening, soak them in a bowl of water until they are squishy. Then you can ‘bomb’ any area outside you would like to add a little color with flowers. The seed balls will splatter– thus looking like little bombs when off! Happy Gardening!