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DIY Seed Bombs

Are you looking for an easy way to plant wildflowers or vegetables in hard-to-reach places, or to reclaim ugly, abandoned lots or planters? Then seed bombs are the perfect project. They only take a few materials and a little time, but they provide abundant returns on your effort. You can even recycle old paper to make them, or you can make a clay-based version as well. Both are simple to make and will create a splash of color in your garden.

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour, with the exception of a 24 hour drying period.

Paper Seed Bombs

For the paper variety, you will need shredded non-glossy paper, water, a strainer, a blender and seeds. If you don't have a shredder, you can tear the paper into small pieces instead. Step 1: Place the paper shreds in a bowl or bucket. Step 2: Cover the paper with water and let it set for 15 to 20 minutes. Step 3: Drain off the water and squeeze the paper to get as much excess liquid out as possible. You can use a sponge and strainer to absorb more water. Step 4: Place the wet paper into the blender and pulse it to a pulp. You can also use an immersion blender. Step 5: Roll the pulp into balls about the size of a golf ball or press it lightly into the bottom of the cups of a muffin tin or into shaped silicone molds. Step 6: Press 2-3 vegetable or herb seeds into a small well in the balls or sprinkle a few dozen wildflower seeds on top of the tins. Squeeze the balls to seal them around the seeds or add another layer of paper to the molds. Step 7: Allow the seed bombs to dry for at least 24 hours before tossing them into their new homes.  

Clay Seed Bombs

Step 1: Mix 5 parts unscented clay kitty litter with 1 part good-quality seed-starting soil. Step 2: Slowly add just enough water to make a paste that will hold together; you don't want the mixture to be more than damp. Step 3: Form the balls and add the seeds as in the paper version. Step 4: Allow the balls to dry well. Now head out to beautify your corner of the world with your do-it-yourself seed bombs.

A neat video for visual aid

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