A perfect gift for anyone from your favorite green thumb to your most gardening averse friends; Seed balls, or seed bombs, a little earthen truffle, are perfect treats for anyone who appreciates a beautiful flower.
Equal parts seeds, dried clay, and compost these simple little seed bombs get thrown on the ground wherever a flower should grow - nature does all the work. A little dew, a little rain, some sunshine and there you go - wildflowers, or herbs, or grasses, or any other seeds for that matter!
Dried Clay (Got mine at the local health food store - bonus now I have face masks too!)
Compost (I like mushroom compost - easily available at a garden center)
Seeds (I did a wildflower mix but you could certainly do herbs if you like. With hard seeds you may need to "nick" the surface so check the seed packet before you start!)
Tray or lined surface
In your bucket mix equal parts compost, dried clay and seeds.
Now you'll need to moisten the mix. If you happen to have a spray bottle feel free to use that. I just splash some water in the bucket until the mix is moist but just barely - so it holds together but isn't soaked.
Grab a small handful of the seed mix and roll/smash into a ball - the finished balls/pods should be about 1/2" to maybe 3/4" in diameter.
Seriously, squeeze the crud out of it - it will stick together and form a ball, promise.
Set somewhere to dry - in the sun if you can - for a few days until nice and dry. Then package, label, and give!