Friday, November 27, 2009

DIY Green Gift: Seed Bombs

Need some handmade gift ideas for this holiday season? Here's one for your guerrilla gardening friend - a seed bomb! Seen over at Inhabitat's Green Gift Guide, the seed bomb is a ball of compost, clay and native seeds, which you simply throw into a vacant lot, backyard, or empty space. Then when the time is right, the seeds will bury themselves and grow into beautiful native flowers. Cheaper than buying real plants and much more secretive than planting them, seed bombs are an awesome way to spread some seeds.

 Full instructions can be found on Instructables. You'll need the following materials:
  • Crayola air dry clay
  • Water
  • Native Flower Seeds that are easy to grow and hardy
  • Compost or worm castings
  • Yogurt container top or any large flat surface
Choose seeds that are appropriate for your area and are sure to take root and grow.  After making the seed bombs, you can even make a top-secret night of it by running around your neighborhood and dropping the bombs in places in need of some beautiful flowers.  Then wait and watch as your guerrilla gardening tactics take root.

Via Inhabitat via Instructables