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 (www.mayaproject.org). 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!

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