“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
The Union Co. Community Garden Coalition has been busy! Not only have we been transplanting our seedlings, we’ve been making seed bombs! How do you make them, you ask?
Making Seed Bombs:
Seed bombs are made of only three ingredients:
- Compost (Sifted)
Coloring is optional, of course.
They’re fun and easy to make. For economic reasons, you can forego getting expensive artist’s clay, instead picking up some all-natural, pure clay cat litter. It’s best to use compost, but we used potting soil, which worked just about as well. Clay to compost ratio is about 5:1. Once you sift the compost and put it and the clay into a bowl, slowly mix in the water until you can clump the concoction together without it falling apart. Then you just nestle the seeds inside.
For the seeds, considering the current weather here in Union County, we used mostly cool-weather seeds such as radishes, lettuce and broccoli. Using non-toxic paint, we turned it into an art project for our local Special Olympics delegation, Tri-County Champs. However, I recommend splurging and obtaining some colored clay powder if you want your color to stick for longer and with a better look.
We then walked to the Pocket Park and, well, bombed it! Soon we’ll have broccoli, radishes, lettuce, and wildflowers popping up! All the athletes had fun and can’t wait to eat/pick their plants.