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Make a Seed Ball


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If you are ordering seeds from one of our local seed companies, try out this simple activity to add more wildflower species to the places around your home!


Attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds by spreading seeds with seed balls! You can also make seed snowmen, seed hearts, and other shapes.


I have done this in two ways:


  1. Use natural clay to make a ball that is about two centimetres wide. Press your finger into the centre, then place soil and a pinch of seeds into the centre. Make the ball again, hiding the seeds and soil inside.

  2. Take old household paper and soak it in water overnight. Blend it and mix it with wildflower seeds, then make it into balls. Let them dry.


Throw the balls into a place where you would like wildflower seeds to grow!


Make sure that the wildflower seeds that you get are native to our area. West Coast Seeds and Saltspring Seeds have lovely mixes.


This is a tactile activity that's fun for all ages!

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