Earth Day Project - Seed Bombs

Posted on April 17, 2016 at 5:15 PM

In honour of Earth Day (coming up this Friday, April 22nd), I’ll be hosting a series of Spring Recycling workshops here in Ottawa. As well, I will be posting eco-friendly projects that will hopefully inspire you to view your recycling bin in a whole new way, and keep Earth Day alive all year round.

Why not start off with a way to plant without the hassle of having to till the soil (okay, I know that sounds kitschy)? I'm talking seed bombs here - just make and toss! Rodale Organics have a super easy 'recipe' for making your own using unscented cat litter (which is essentially clay - who knew!). The site also provides handy tips and instructions for how and where to aim your little bombshells. A great project for your inner kid and your kids - it's like making mudpies with a purpose!

I know these little guys work because back in the day when I was gainfully employed, I used to roll up seeds from my breakfast and lunch veg and fruit in dirt and toss these under the trees where I worked. They were surprisingly quick to sprout - unfortunately the landscape guys treated them like weeds and were constanting pulling them out!

Ah well, these days I will be making my own seed bombs and handing them out on Mother's Day, all neatly tucked into recycled egg cartons. I just have to go out and get some supplies including the cat litter.


Categories: Environment, DIY, Gardening & Plants

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