Seed balls – or seed bombs – are guerrilla gardener ammunition. Basically, they are mud balls made of clay, compost and seeds. After they dry, guerrilla gardeners (garden activists) stealthily toss the seed bombs in areas that need a little love – abandoned lots, around sidewalk choked trees, and in vacant medians. After a couple of rains, the seeds germinate and beautiful flowers appear in once dreary areas. By the way, I’m pretty sure that it is illegal to plant seeds on land you do not own. I’ve seen worse things littering abandoned lots, haven’t you?!
For those of you who fear the law, seed balls are also an interesting way to share flower seeds with your friends. Make a batch, put them in a groovy container or package, and give them away!
NOTE: The women in this video use red potters clay. If you have good old fashioned red clay soil, use that instead.