Scatter these Seedballs in pots or your garden. The clay feeds the seeds and the chili keeps them safe from ants, birds, and mice until they germinate. They will bring joy to humans and pollinators alike.
- Each tin is 64mm diameter x 24mm depth
- Store in a cool, dry location
- Recommended shelf life is two years from purchase
- Each tin contains 20 seed balls – coverage for 1m2 in a garden or three to five 50-80cm pots
- Fold out instruction leaflet in tin lid
Created by conservation scientists, Seedball offers a new twist on an ancient technique for increasing seed germination rates – helping to fill our gardens, balconies and window boxes with native wildflowers, bees and butterflies.
Native wildflowers are naturally slow to germinate, and as such, loosely scattered seed can often be eaten by ants, birds and mice. Seedball helps to solve this problem by encasing the seed in a protective ball of clay, compost and chilli. A barrier of dried outer clay means that the seed is inaccessible to predators, and once sufficient water permeates the clay, the seed inside will begin to germinate – helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball. The chilli powder continues to deter slugs and snails while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.
Seed balls are incredibly easy to use – simply scatter on top of soil or compost (no digging or expertise required!) and nature will do the rest. Established in 2012, Seedball is a multiple award-winning gardening product that appeals to gift-givers, non-expert gardeners, and to people who are keen to support their back-garden wildlife.
They are ideal as they offer a fun educational tool for children to learning about nature and will bring joy to people with limited mobility.