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Throw seed bombs!

When spring is in the air

Spring is in the air. Want to give nature and wild bees a helping hand? Make and throw seed bombs!

What you need

  • A small dish
  • A plant spray filled with water
  • A tablespoon and a teaspoon
  • Flower seeds for bees (order online from e.g. www.vogelbeschermingshop.nl)
  • Potting compost
  • Natural clay (order online)
  • A place to throw your seed bombs (your garden or local park)

What you have to do

  • Put a lump of clay the size of a ping pong ball in your dish.
  • Add 5 tablespoons of potting compost.
  • Knead the clay and compost together. If the mixture is too dry, spray on a bit of water.
  • Add a teaspoon of seeds.
  • Knead the seeds into the mixture.
  • Break it into 3 pieces and roll it into neat little balls.
  • Leave the balls to dry out.
  • Throw the seed bombs into your garden or into a plant container (NOT into a nature conservation area!).
  • If you go outside, remember to keep the 1.5 metre social distancing rule.
  • The seeds will soon start to grow. See if you can spot any wild bees around the flowers!
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