• 2 parts potting soil
• 5 parts pottery clay mix from your local art store
• 1-2 parts water
• 1-2 parts seeds of your choice
• Large tub to mix ingredients
• Large box to dry and store seed balls
1. Mix the soil, clay and 1 part water thoroughly. There should be no lumps. Slowly add more water until the mixture is the consistency of the toy store molding clay that comes in a can.
2. Add seeds. Keep kneading the dough until the seeds are well mixed in. Add more water if needed
3. Take small bits of the clay mixture and roll into ball about one inch in diameter. The balls should hold together easily. If they’re crumbly, add more water.
4. Dry seed balls for 24-48 hours in a shady place before sowing or storing. They store best in a cardboard box. Do not use plastic bags –this may cause mold/mildew.
5. The last step in making seed balls is sowing them. Yes, you can place them carefully over the area to be planted or you can gently toss them one at a time, which is a lot more fun. Don’t bury them and don’t water them. Pick some favorite spots that don’t usually have flowers, and some surprise locations, too!