What Will You Learn?
Learn how to create a potent little package of everything needed to make a field of wild flowers.
Create Balls of Soil
Add 5 parts of clay to 1 part of seed starter.
Ratios don’t care what the measurement is as long as both sides use the same unit of measurement. It can be 5 teaspoons to 1 teaspoon or 5 gallons to 1 gallon.
Add water a little at a time and stir the mixture until it’s smooth but can still be molded.
It’s time to get dirty. Roll out the soil into a ball with your hands and then put it down on a surface that won’t damage from moisture. Press your thumb into the ball to form a divot.
Add the Seeds
Place 2 to 3 seeds in the hole of each ball. Don’t add too many or they will compete with each other when they sprout.
Squeeze the tops of each ball closed again, surrounding the seeds with soil. Leave them to dry completely and they will harden.
When thrown into an empty field, the seeds will germinate and grow when they are rained on, filling the field with beautiful flowers.
Try forming the balls into fun shapes or pushing them into molds. Find local seeds that will help support your local bee populations, a local apiary (beekeeping) group can help you find the right plants.