Kid’s Corner Wildflower Seed Balls

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Wildflower Seed Balls

Growing wildflowers near the veggie garden will attract bees & butterflies. Bees & butterflies will help your veggie plants like tomatoes & peppers make more fruit by pollination of the flowers.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A bowl for mixing
  • 3 parts peat moss or coconut coir, 3 parts clay soil or compost, 1 part wood ash
  • Handful of wildflower seed
  • Water

What to do:

  1. Place all ingredients in bowl.
  2. Add water, a little at a time, until mixture sticks together when squeezed in your hand.
  3. Form mixture into balls the size of meatballs by passing a small amount back & forth between your hands, squeezing gently each pass till forms a tight ball.
  4. Place on a tray to dry overnite.
  5. Toss seed balls into areas of the yard that will not be disturbed or mowed. A ditch or swale by the edge of the street is a great spot.

With the help of spring & summer rains, you should have wildflowers!! Many will come back year after year.

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