Seed Bombing

Seed bombing BK today. What is that you ask? I’m dropping seeds in vacant lots. Why? Why not?! I’m dedicated to beautifying this urban jungle with my urban greenthumbs… And, as an urban gardener with some edge and spunk, it’s only natural for me to be drawn to the “guerilla” activities of seed bombing.

The concept of seed bombing was popularised in the 20th century by Masanobu Fukuoka. The essence of a seedbomb is a small ball of compacted compost stuffed with native seeds. After the seed bomb is created (see elements below), the seed ball/bomb can be thrown into nooks and crannies throughout the urban landscape.

My intention is to prettify the urban jungle and to trigger a more diverse habitat in vacant lots, construction sites and subway tracks.

To make your own seed bombs, create a ball of matter with the following elements:

* 5 tablespoons of seed compost
* 4 tablespoons of terracotta clay powder (holds the bomb together)
* 1 teaspoon of seeds, native to growing zone
* Sprinkles of water at intervals
* If Nitrogen/Phosphorus/Potassium (NPP) is absent in the compost, add liquid fertiliser
* 1 teaspoon of chilli powder or garlic powder as a pest deterrent (mites, aphids etc.)