Seed Balls (Project MAYA)

Do you ever find yourself gazing out of your kitchen window at your garden in utter disappointment?

Could your garden be mistaken for a desolate wasteland of weeds and tangled greens? Does your disappointment turn to bitterness when you glance over at your next door neighbour’s garden, with its pristine display of blooming red poppies on a finely trimmed, daisy-filled lawn? Do you then turn your head to find an equally as impressive spread of blue forget-me-nots, on a bed of wild marjorams, red clovers, foxgloves, birdsfoot trefoils and viper’s-bugloss, attracting the hums of bumble bees and a flock of delicate butterflies? Well, turn that frown upside down because we have a new product that is perfect for you. We call them Seed Balls. They’re a new and innovative gadget for your garden which will produce entire wildflower gardens and beautiful meadows with minimum fuss and no time at all! These seedballs really are remarkable. Each seed ball contains a mini ecosystem of British wildflower seeds mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a sprinkle of chili powder, all rolled up into a little seedball. Each seed bomb has all the nutrients and minerals it needs to transform your garden from that green-stained cavity into a floral paradise!

Poppy Seedballs

Poppy seed bombs which produce stunning red poppies from just a little ball of seeds.

Butterfly Mix Seed balls

A mix of British wildflowers that attracts colourful butterflies to decorate your garden.

How the seedbomb works is simple, when it rains, the water permeates the dried clay and the seeds inside begin to germinate and transform into a beautiful array of your chosen wildflowers. The dried clay also acts as a protective layer against common seed predators such as ants, mice and birds, which would be detrimental to the seed’s germination and progress. The chili powder also combats predators while the seed sprouts.

Each tin contains 20 seedbombs of your selected mix and we have six different types of seed bombs to choose from:


Contents of Seed Balls Tin

“Think about it. A whole habitat in a tiny clay ball.”
– Masanobu Fukuoka –

The seedballs are a part of a much wider-reaching approach to conservation, working within the eco-social enterprise called the Project MAYA ( This is fantastic organisation which aims to cultivate a global network of reserves. UK gardens are one of the most important havens for wildlife – totalling about 270,000 hectares: an area larger than all the designated National Nature Reserves combined! So, by setting your seed balls loose in your garden, you can contribute to the Project MAYA and thus, towards conserving stunning British wildflowers and wildlife. It all starts here with these splendid little seed balls!

We, The Discovery Store, cordially invite you to take part in the Project MAYA; a fun, no-fuss and efficient way to fill your garden with wonderful British wildflowers and create biodiversity without costing the earth!

Forget-Me-Not Seed Bombs

These seedballs sprout beautiful Forget-Me-Nots with no fuss at all!


5 thoughts on “Seed Balls (Project MAYA)

  1. Hi Hollis,

    I think there are plenty of people like us (apart form those super-human gardeners that just so happen to live next door to us)! 😦 Seedballs are the answer! I wish we could send some over to you but unfortunately we can’t offer international postage just at the moment. Try searching online for ‘Seedballs’ or ‘Seed Bombs’ in your area and you may be able to find something similar!

    Good luck! Let us know how you get on! 🙂

  2. Hi thegrangerange,

    Please do keep us posted on the progress of your Seedballs! We’d love to hear how you’re getting on with them. Yes, a ‘sprinkle’ is all it takes leaving time to spare for your beloved yarn and hook! A few members of staff have also purchased them. Make sure you keep an eye out as we’ll be posting photos of their growth on our facebook page and blog!

    Happy seeding! 🙂

    Love The Discovery Store…

  3. How I wish I lived in Great Britain and could get one of those tins. I am exactly as you describe! Envious of everyone else’s garden! And to think I could just throw a bunch of seed balls around and I too, could be envied for my nice garden!!!!!!! Do you have any ideas along those lines for the American South?

  4. Reblogged this on thegrangerange and commented:
    Can this little tub of seeds be the answer to my garden blues?

    I would love to treat our garden to a bit more of my time and attention but have to admit to being seduced by yarn and hook all to often.

    I have bought the Butterfly Mix and Urban Meadow and I shall dutifully sprinkle them this weekend and watch and wait ………………

  5. Could this be the answer to my garden blues?

    Much as I would like to spend more time treating our garden to my time and attention I confess I am constantly seduced by yarn and hook.

    Can these little seeds be the shortcut I have been looking for to achieve an enviable garden of blooms? I have bought the Butterfly Mix and the Urban Meadow, I will diligently sprinkle them this weekend and watch and wait……….

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