Seed balls are marble sized mixtures of compost, clay, native seeds, and water. They are a cost effective, low maintenance method of re-vegetation which requires little water. Seed balls are scattered directly onto ground and not planted.
- Thoroughly mix dry clay (3 parts), compost (2 parts), and seed mix (1 part) specific for the light/moisture conditions of the site.
- Sprinkle with water until mixture sticks/binds together like cookie dough.
- Take a pinch of the finished mixture and roll (in the palm of your hand) into marble-sized round balls
- ‘throw’ or spread the seed balls within the Grow Zone or add them by coir logs
Maintenance Schedule (for local groups training by WPD in self-led restoration techniques)
Profile, age range - appropriate for 5+ years old, with adult supervision
Clothes and safety - closed toed shoes.
Provided by Watershed Protection Department for official Grow Zones: Seed Mixes, clay, compost