Earth Day: Make a Seed Bomb

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Wildflowers are an integral part of our Earth. Growing a patch of flowers in your garden can create a beautiful sight. They support insects and animals for those nearby and those that migrate in multiple ways.

Making a seed bomb is a fun and easy way to grow wildflowers wherever you want!

The process is not difficult and makes for a fun day.

Here are the ingredients you need:

  • 1 cup compost OR mix of potting soil and compost
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon seeds (or 1/2 teaspoon for very small seeds)
    • This is a website where you can find Michigan wildflowers

Here’s how you make them:

1) Thoroughly mix the compost and flour

2) Add the seeds and mix gently

3) Add a tablespoon of water at a time (the mixture should look like dough)
(Add more compost if the mix gets too wet)

4) Take small pieces of mixture and roll them into a ball (golf ball size or smaller)

Seed Bomb 25) Place in a bucket or box and let dry overnight or for 24 hours.

6) Lobe or place where you want the seeds to sprout just before the rain.

(You don’t want to throw it in the ground. Let nature take its course)

Now, even if you get them out early this year, you’re unlikely to see them bloom this summer.

Wildflowers take time to start growing and grow enough to bloom. It’s usually a year or two.

So if you don’t see color, don’t lose hope. Chances are you will see changes in the years to come.

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