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How to Make Seed Bombs

Do you want to see more wildlife thriving in your backyard? Learn how to make seed bombs in 5 easy steps with our AmeriCorps Communications and Education Associate!

Seed bombs are balls of dirt, clay, and native flower seeds combined to make planting a variety of flowers easy, fast, and fun! Planting native ensures habitat for wildlife that otherwise would not be able to survive within urban areas. By making these seed bombs, you can enhance habitat for essential pollinators and create a beautiful backyard meadow. It’s also a great way to engage kids who are looking to connect with nature.


• Native flower seeds
• Rich soil or compost
• Dried red clay
• 1/4 cup water
• Measuring cup
• Mixing bowl
• Paper towels

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add 1 cup of seeds, 5 cups of compost, and 2 cups of dried red clay. Mix thoroughly.

Step 2: Add in 1/4 cup of water and mix together with your hands until everything sticks together.

Step 3: Roll the mixture into round balls.

Step 4: Leave them outside to dry in a sunny spot.

Step 5: Plant your seeds by throwing them at bare or dull parts of your garden and watch them explode! Then, wait to see what pops up!

Throwing or burying your seed bombs into parts of your garden that need a little brightening up is a great way to spend a sunny, spring afternoon. We hope you enjoy making your seed bombs and watching them grow!