Bee Bombs are seed balls made from clay, compost, and seeds for plants that are good for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators and beneficial insects. Bee Bombs are easy to plant because they are not actually buried in soil, just placed or thrown on the soil surface, anywhere you would like to grow beautiful flowering plants and support these important insect populations. .
The clay protects the seeds from insects and birds. The compost provides organic matter and nutrients. When conditions are right (water, sunlight), the seed ball will break down and the seeds will germinate. Over time, they will grow into plants and flowers that provide habitat and food for pollinators. Spring and Fall are the best times to "plant" them, to mimic what happens when these plants naturally produce seeds. These seed balls are intended for home garden use, not for restoration projects or for undisturbed ecosystems - in that case local plants native to that specific area should be used. We are happy to help you locate native plant seeds for your area.
-Dry red clay
-Organic compost from Purple Cow
-Wildflower seeds: Black-eyed Susan, Purple Coneflower, Crimson Clover, Lance-leafed Coreopsis, Sunflower, Zinnia
Size: Each Bee Bomb is approximately 1" diameter. Bee Bombs are packed in shredded hand made paper, made from recycled office paper.
Our current seed mix is well suited for the eastern half of the U.S., and most of the seeds should grow well in the western region as well. Please contact us with questions.
Store Bee Bombs in a cool, dry place. They will keep for months without much loss of germination. A refrigerator is a good place to store them until you are ready to use them
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