Building the Bomb
-Biodegradable bags (such as pet waste bags)
-Potting soil (plan on using about 3/4c. per seed bomb)
-Cosmos, California poppy, or black-eyed Susan seeds
-Mix soil and seeds together in a mixing bowl (the soil should be slightly damp); set aside.
-Cut a 1" wide strip of the bag (lay a bag flat and cut 1" off of the entire length of one side); set aside.
-Lay the remainder of the bag open and scoop about a golf-ball sized amount of the seed/soil mixture into the center.
-Pull all 4 corners of the bag up and twist into a pouch. Use the reserved strip of bag as a twist tie and secure at the top.
-Wait about a week for the seeds to begin growing and then, bomb's away!
I am entirely indebted to the current issue of OrganicGardening magazine for this idea. Great publication. And you can find the book at the top here.
*Small Measure: Sow the seeds you want to see in the world. I'm borrowing a bit liberally from Ghandi here, but I think he would approve. If you see something that needs to be done, hop to it!
*Image by Treehugger.com.