A seed bomb is made up of clay, soil, water and a sprinkling of seeds — often very tiny ones which are hard to handle. To make one, you take a bit of moistened clay, soil, add some seeds, roll a ball and let it dry. The dried balls can be stored in paper bags and later, easily thrown in the garden to plant, I threw my collection of balls into my plot late last fall and was greeted by a nice variety of spinach and lettuce early this Spring.
On Saturday afternoon when I received a pretty package of special seed balls, I was thrilled and impressed with the giver’s creativity. Sarah Spearman, a new gardener at Rosedale Community Garden, had created this package for the students in her healing herbs class at the Denver Botanic Gardens. And she had saved one for me!!! I can’t wait to plant them and create my own “Garden of Youth.”