5pts dry red clay (to hold them together until the rain)
3 pts dry organic compost (for seedlings nourishment)
1 pt seed
1-2 parts water
*Combine dry materials, add water until a paste is thick enough to form penny sized balls. Allow the seed bombs to dry for 3-4 days in the sun. For those of you in California the seeds from lupine and california poppies are great plants to use.
Now while I LOVE this idea, and would encourage folks to try it out, I have a few caveats.
*Make sure that the seeds are for local native plants only. I know cities aren’t exactly natural, but we can still hope to encourage the wildlife that need native plants to take up residence. It would be totally irresponsible to throw seed around from non-native invasive species.
*Please stick to lots and city cracks only. Do not bomb any area set aside for wildlife. The ecosystem is fragile and I’d hate for your enthusiasm to have catastrophic interspecies effects!
L.A. local source list:
Here is a great local resource for clay:
2856 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034
For large orders of clay:
14400 Lomitas Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91746
Toll-Free: (800) 4-LAGUNA
Local: (626) 330-0631
Fax: (626) 333-7694