Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wildflower Seedballs

Wildflower Seed Balls
Growing wildflowers near the veggie garden will attract bees & butterflies. Bees & butterflies will help your veggie plants like tomatoes & peppers make more fruit by pollination of the flowers.
What you will need:
  • A bowl for mixing
  • 3 parts peat moss or coconut coir, 3 parts clay soil or compost, 1 part wood ash
  • Handful of wildflower seed
  • Water
What to do:
  1. Place all ingredients in bowl.
  2. Add water, a little at a time, until mixture sticks together when squeezed in your hand.
  3. Form mixture into balls the size of meatballs by passing a small amount back & forth between your hands, squeezing gently each pass till forms a tight ball.
  4. Place on a tray to dry overnite.
  5. Toss seed balls into areas of the yard that will not be disturbed or mowed. A ditch or swale by the edge of the street is a great spot.

With the help of spring & summer rains,
you should have wildflowers!!
Many will come back year after year.

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