Seedboms are made from 3 simple ingredients:
1/ Recycled paper pulp
2/ Organic peat-free coir based compost
3/ Wildflower or herb seeds
Shake Seedbom to help distribute the seeds inside and loosen the soil. Also it’s fun; like shaking a maraca!
Seedboms are easy to use by anyone and you don’t really need any gardening experience to use them. Simple Shake it, Soak it, Throw it and Grow it.
Pull the pin! Before the next stage open the Seedbom by pulling the pin upward to break the seal and remove paper plug.
Throw (or drop or even place if you prefer) Seedboms onto surface of bare ground that is in need of beatification. When throwing or dropping make sure to use a little force so the Seedbom shell splits open when it hits the ground to allow seedlings to grow out (see below).
Fill the Seedbom with water to trigger the growing process and to help soften up the paper shell. Soaking the shell also helps with moisture retention and to help Seedbom break open during next stage.
When the Seedbom hits the ground it should split open along the seam, this is where the seedlings will grow out*. There is no need to bury the Seedbom, they work best on top of the soil.
*What if the Seedbom doesn’t split open? – If the Seedbom doesn’t open or you have decided to simply place it on the ground then simply split it open by hand. Gently prise the two halves apart with your thumbs until it splits down the seam and you can see the compost inside. The Seedbom should be soaked as instructed to make the splitting easy.
Seedboms grow over time. The paper shell will help maintain moisture levels and eventually biodegrade leaving only the plants behind.
- Worth noting: All instructions can be found on the inside of the Seedbom packaging sleeve.
- When watering ensure the Seedbom is gently soaked all the way through, you can tell it’s really soaked when the paper shell turns darker in colour and starts to soften. If your Seedbom is not soaked through there is a good chance it won’t break open effectively.
- Seedboms like to be kept damp, try not to let them dry out and don’t over-water and drown the seedlings. A good rule of thumb is damp to the touch but not soaking wet.
- Seedboms like to be warm, not too hot, the warmth from the sun is ideal. Too hot and the Seedbom will dry out and there is a danger of the seedlings dying. Too cold and the seeds may not germinate at all.
- When choosing the perfect growing site, look for bare open ground with little or no weeds, weeds will compete with the seedlings and stop them from establishing into strong and healthy plants.
- Seedboms can also be grown in planters, pots or window boxes. Simply soak as normal and place on top of well drained soil, then split open by hand to allow seedlings to grow out.