Seed bombs
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How to make seed bombs

Seed bombs
Caroline Kim takes us through the step-by-step process of making seed bombs that gardeners on the go drop into the soil of barren, forlorn spots. Start with organic earthworm castings. Then add clay soil. Mix dry.

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Seed bombs
Add wildflower seeds to the mixture of clay and earthworm castings.

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Seed bombs
Next, Caroline adds water and mixes together wildflower seeds, clay soil and earthworm castings into a mud pie-like consistency.

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Seed bombs
She scoops up little mounds of the mixture and rolls them into bombs, more like balls.

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Seed bombs
The seed bombs are left to dry for a day outside in a plastic container.

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Seed bombs
With the seed bombs stowed in her red bag, the stiletto-wearing Caroline takes off on her bike in search of vacant patches of public space. To plant the seed bombs, she digs holes with a trusty tool — the heel of her shoe. “Stilettos work really well,” she says, grinning.

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