A couple of months ago, the good people at Seedball send me a selection of tins to try out in my pots. Regular readers will know how much I love our courtyard garden and how important pots are in providing colour year round.
So I was keen to see how quickly the seedballs would germinate and what they would actually produce.
Here are the Seedball tins – I had the Bee Mix, The Urban Meadow and the Sky mix.
What Are Seedballs?
Seedballs are made up of seeds mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chilli powder, and rolled into a small ball. Each ball is approximately 1cm in diameter, making them super easy to handle and either place in pots as I have done or to scatter.
Each seed ball Acts as a Mini Ecosystem
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 moist environment encourages the seeds inside to germinate. The nutrients and minerals contained within the balls help this process along.
Really interestingly, the reason the seedballs contain a pinch of chilli powder is to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout. Such a clever idea.
How I Got On
A couple of months after planting, two of my pots are in full bloom, and they look gorgeous. Just look at these:
A Summer Success
The Seedballs have certainly ticked so many boxes for me, they were exceptionally easy to handle and plant, they required minimal maintenance whilst they were germinating and even as young shoots and now, as full grown plants, they are providing a fantastic splash of colour which I’m sure will continue for many weeks to come.
All of this adds up to a terrific summer success, so thanks Seedball, for brightening our garden in a quick , easy, innovative and hassle free way.
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