seed bombs shells

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seed bombs shells
« on: May 01, 2016, 04:29:14 PM »
hi everybody i really want to make some special seddbombs that would be made from biodegradible materials
i want to mold hard shells that wont make amess when handled and then fill them with compost and seeds

anyone has an idea what could i make the shells from?
sand\sawdust\clay\papermache?

i am looking to get a hard molded shell that will be "green" and wont prevent the plants from growing once waterd



Re: seed bombs shells
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 11:26:55 AM »
Hope it went well! Agree with sawdust - try egg boxes as these should mostly be biodegradable. Would just need to find a way of compacting them - some sort of biodegradeable string/ribbon maybe?

You can also get your seed and soil mix together in an organic cotton stocking and then twist the stocking at several points to separate out the seeds whilst still keeping it all close together :)

Passionate local gardener. Founder of landscaping business - Garden Care Services

Re: seed bombs shells
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 05:51:42 AM »
When I got married I actually made hundreds of these using shredded paper pulp as the shell.

What you do is soaking unbleached or recycled paper in water over night. Using a blender grind it up and squeeze out the water. Sprinkle your seeds of choice inside and make a ball out of it. You can package them once dried.

Frank
www.westvantree.com

Re: seed bombs shells
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 03:19:42 PM »
Clay, modelling clay pressed flat, with compost/soil and seed in centre. Finally roll into a ball