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Published on December 23rd, 2008 | by Zachary Shahan


Seed Bombs: Walk-By Guerrilla Gardening

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[Guerrilla Gardening. Creative Commons photo by Ondřej Lipár]

File this under genius! Carbon Copy has an easy recipe for making seed bombs. Carry these little home-made pellets around and toss them into places that could use a little bit of plant life. Here’s how you do it!

  • Combine 2 parts mixed seeds (Maybe ones from a local solstice seed swap?) with 3 parts compost. (I bet that organic potting soil would work, as well.)
  • Stir in 5 parts powdered red or brown clay.
  • Moisten with water until mixture is damp enough to mold into balls.
  • Pinch off a penny-sized piece of the clay mixture and roll it between the palms of your hands until it forms a tight ball (1 inch in diameter).
  • Set the balls on newspaper and allow to dry for 24 – 48 hours. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to sow.

[Seed Bombs! Creative Commons photo by Jeff Wright]

Toss them at will! Please be respectful over other folks’ property, though. It’s a lot tougher to talk to people about green space and guerrilla gardening when they’re angry.

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