A simple way to grow wildflowers from seed. Clay ball (plus added chili) naturally protects seed from predators, such as ants, birds and slugs. Easy to use - no need to 'plant', just scatter on top of soil or compost. An all white wildflower mix that's perfect for bees and butterflies. Ideal for garden beds and planting pots.
Each tin contains 20 seed balls.
Each seed ball contains approximately 150 Cloud Meadow seeds.
As a guide at least twenty seed balls per square meter is recommended for a garden, or 3 - 5 seed balls for a small to medium sized pot.
For best results, scatter in the spring or autumn. All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, we use only peat-free compost and our steel tins are manufactured in London (they're also super re-usable and recyclable).
Each seed ball contains a mini ecosystem: wildflower seeds are mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chili powder, and rolled into a small ball. Each ball is approximately 1cm in diameter, making them super easy to scatter.
The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators (such as ants, mice and birds). When sufficient rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate - helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the balls. The chili powder continues to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.
Seed balls will work well in most environments (as long as the type of seed used is suited to that environment) and they are particularly useful in dry and arid areas where rainfall is highly unpredictable and in severely degraded land.