Seed Balls for guerrilla gardening or gifting

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Registered: 05-03-2004
Seed Balls for guerrilla gardening or gifting
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 10:21pm

6 steps to making seed balls

"I spent the morning making seed balls as a promo for Sugar Snaps and Strawberries. The plan is to give them out at various events as little vegetal thank yous. Because the book is all about edibles, I used veggie, herb, and edible flower seeds rather than my usual crimson clover/wildflower mix.

I chose cool-season edibles that can be sown in March and April, since that’s just after many of the events are being held. I also chose things that are relatively easy to grow, don’t require staking, and don’t need loose soil to thrive (since you don’t often cultivate the soil before tossing a seed ball): ‘Lacinato’ and ‘Russian Red’ kales, ‘Red Sails’ and ‘Esmeralda’ lettuces, ‘Sugar Loaf’ endive, arugula, ‘Kincho’ scallions, ‘Bright Lights’ Swiss chard, chives, dill, and edible flowers calendula and nasturtium."

directions continued:

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 3:22pm
Bookmarked! :) Thanks for sharing that Carol. What a cool idea for tossing somewhere. I imagine you could make them with wildflower seeds and toss on the side of the road somewhere? And so great for gifts too!

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Registered: 02-04-2011
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 9:51pm

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