A seed bomb is a clay ball that has seeds and compost in it. You can throw them on your lawn or in a garden to start growing plants.
Wildflower seed bombs are made from a variety of things, but typically include clay, compost and wildflower seeds. It's an easy way to get started with gardening and plant propagation—all you have to do is toss them out and let nature take its course!
Seed bombs are perfect for spreading seeds in places where germination would otherwise be difficult or impossible and have become incredibly popular with the growing guerilla gardening movement.
If you're mad about bees you should check out our guide on seed bombs specifically for bees and pollinators in our short read what are bee bombs?
Let's take a look at some of the best seed bombs available today from a range of small businesses that have made seeds their speciality!
We've curated a careful list of wildflower seed bomb suppliers that focus on sustainable manufacturing processes and high-quality native seeds perfect for bees and pollinators.
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Foxglove, Red Clover, Viper’s Bugloss and Wild Marjoram
Over 18 species of UK native wildflowers
|Pretty Wild Seeds|
Field Poppy, Self Heal, Tansy, Yarrow, Purple Loosestrife, Red Campion & more!
Contains 26 species of native wildflowers, listed by the Royal Horticultural Society as 'Perfect for Pollinators'.
Pollinator Beebom, Urban Bloomer, Butterflybom and Featherbom
32 varieties of nectar-rich annual and perennial wildflower seeds native to the UK
Complete DIY Kit with Everything you need to make 20-30 Seed Balls. Includes Soil, Clay, Bowl, Spoon, Measuring Cup & step-by-step instruction.
Carefully formulated to include species from the Royal Horticultural Society "Plants For Pollinators" list
Pretty Wild Seeds are small seed balls containing UK native wildflower seeds for bees including Field Poppy, Self Heal, Tansy, Yarrow, Purple Loosestrife, Red Campion & more! Their seed balls are hand-rolled in an open-plan kitchen from a combination of soy, clay and non-GM seeds. All their seeds are locally sourced and packed with care to ensure you get a good variety of flowers in your area!
Make the most of your garden space with our Freeing Wellbeing Wildflower Seed Mix. This unique mix is handmade in the UK and contains 26 species of native wildflowers, listed by the Royal Horticultural Society as 'Perfect for Pollinators'. With no gardening skills required, they're really easy to use – simply scatter it onto cleared ground or insert into planters/pots, ensuring they get sun and rain. It's really that easy..
BeEco wildflower seed balls are easy to use and all you need to do is throw or place a ball on an unloved piece of soil and let Mother Nature do the rest. Each ball has a protective layer of clay that ensures 32 varieties of nectar-rich annual and perennial wildflower seeds won't germinate until conditions are perfect for growth and ensure predators aren't attracted to the tasty treats!
This Seed Bomb Kit gives you everything you need to make your own wildflower seed balls including soil, clay, a bowl, a measuring cup and step-by-step instructions. Each kit contains 24 different seeds for you to choose from depending on the season and location, or as a gift for all gardening occasions! Each seed bomb will grow in one place creating masses of beautiful flowers of varying heights and colours. Best of all, making seed bombs is fun and easy and makes a great family activity.
With the expansion of the modern age comes a rapid decline of insect and animal species integral to the UK's ecology. Using only organic seeds and carefully formulated to include multiple species from the Royal Horticultural Society "Plants For Pollinators" list, your seed bombs allow you to create a little haven for bees, butterflies and other pollinators to thrive.
You can either plant your seed bombs in early spring (March to April) or in Autumn (September). Just be aware that if you plant your seed bombs in Autumn you won't see any flowering plants till the following year but the bloom will be significantly greater than the first bloom of seeds planted in early Spring.
If you plant in March or April you may see some wildflowers that same year but in most cases, flowering will be much more prolific in the second year and following years as the plant's root systems fully mature.
Yes, in many cases the seed bombs you sow will only truly flower the year after. This is particularly true if you plant your seed bombs in Autumn.
Yes, taking the time to rake your sowing area will help the seeds within your bombs germinate and grow. While this isn't essential if you're planting in your own garden or wild area we strongly recommend preparing the soil beforehand for the best results.