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, the clay will break down and 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. They will grow best in a sunny location - at least four hours of sun each day. 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 plants for your area.
Ingredients: -Dry red clay -Organic compost from Purple Cow -Wildflower seeds: Black-eyed Susan, Purple Coneflower, Crimson Clover, Coreopsis, Sunflower, Zinnia
Size: Each Bee Bomb is approximately 1" diameter. These Bee Bombs are packed in a cotton muslin bag lined with a plastic bag. Bag is 3" x 5".
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 or requests for customs seed mixes.
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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