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wild flower seed bombs

19th 04 2018. Posted in Forest School by elliekelly

 

It’s Wild Flower week on the first full week of May so we decided to get going early by making some wild flower seed bombs with our Forest School group this week. It was muddy 🙂

 

After looking at and having a chat about seeds I got the kids to bring over bowls of mud to the trug and then add in handfuls of compost. I didn’t follow a recipe for this just what looked to be 3/4 mud and 1/4 compost. We then shared the seeds around and sprinkled them in the mixture (three packets) and the kids got mixing with spoons and muddy hands.

We then gathered a small handful of the seeded mud and patted and rolled it into balls.

 

They looked quite a lot like dung balls.

 

 

You can use a mix that includes clay or clay powder, from research it seems this is to help bind them, so they can dry hard and be transported (for guerrilla gardening) or given as gifts. As we were throwing and splatting the seed bombs on site we didn’t see the need to add in clay.

We all have our fingers crossed for some lovely wild flowers!

For more information on what wild flowers you can or can’t pick or how to get involved in the great wild flower hunt follow this link.

 

 

Ellie x

 

 

 

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Ellie KellyHello & Welcome

I'm Ellie, mum to Neive who is 2, founder of Buttons Parties and Wonderwood Explorers. I like to let the seasons guide me though the year with play, making and baking inspiration. Get yourself a biscuit and come in for an amble around.

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