How to make seed balls
Andrea Bellamy |

At the Seattle Flower and Garden Show this weekend, these Seedballz reminded me of a personal project, dormant while I lived in the suburbs, but ripe for rebirth now that I’ve moved back to Vancouver (well, sort of. We’re still moving!).

Seed balls are a method of sowing seeds that apparently originated with our First Nations people. To protect seeds from being blown away or eaten by birds, they’d hide seeds inside little balls of clay.

Regular readers will recall that I have a bit of a fascination with guerilla gardening, so it won’t come as a surprise that the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the Seedballz booth at the Show was, “Those would be perfect for chucking into empty lots!” Except I wasn’t about to pay $6.50 for a package. So I googled “seed balls” and two seconds later, had my own recipe for making seed balls!

For my next spare moment. LOL.

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