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today is seed bomb day for me :)

seed bombs are little ball of seed and dirt/clay lumped together till they hold shape.

they are the idea tool for the planter on the move, someone planting where they have low access, or someone planting when you don't know when its actually going to rain!

the lump of dirt is like a mini planter that both holds the seeds in place (even if tossed on the ground, like in an abandoned dirt lot... :) and also protects the seeds from unpleasant seed situations, like being eaten or burnt. when water does come, the balls soak up and hold that water longer than normal soil.

you can put any kind of seed in seed bombs, but i prefer food seeds.

so today we will make a bunch of these little guys and then just... wander around looking for empty spaces, wasted spaces....

then, when the time comes and our sneaky 'weeds' are all grown, we will harvest them and donate to the food bank and the farmers markets :)

filling up the empty places... with food!

this will be one of the things in my video blog about gardening. stay tuned!

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Comment by Amanda Jeffrey on March 11, 2010 at 8:28pm
I love seed bombs and guerrilla gardening. I wonder - if you were making very accomplished or overengineered seed bombs, could you add some slow release plant food to the clay mix? Perhaps just adding something like dried seaweed would give them a bit of a boost.
Comment by glim on March 11, 2010 at 8:35pm
oh thats a good idea! i never tried conventional plant food, just because the water used in the clay mixing process would begin to break down the chemicals. but seaweed.... great! in fact, i might just head on down to the puget sounds and harvest some right now :)
Comment by Michele Baron on March 14, 2010 at 10:49pm
Great project. Glim's guerrilla seeds -- more fun than Johnny Appleseed! If you take photos, let us see how your seed bombs work, if possible.
Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on March 16, 2010 at 3:49pm
+1 Creativity. Looking fwd to the gardening blog.

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