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Learn to Make 'Seed Bombs,' Which Can Bring More Wildflowers to North Texas

The term "seed bomb" was then coined in the 1970s during the guerrilla gardening movement

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    Learn How to Make 'Seed Bombs,' Bring Wildflowers to NTX

    Daniel Cunningham with Texas A&M AgriLife shows how to make seedbombs, seeds encapsulated in compost and clay to form a protective barrier, minimizing damage by pest insects, birds or soil-borne diseases until they pop up in the spring. (Published Monday, Sept. 10, 2018)

    The seed bomb garden trend has exploded on the North Texas landscape lately. Also called seed balls, seed bombs are seeds encapsulated in compost and clay, which forms a protective barrier, minimizing damage by pest insects, birds or soil-borne diseases. Then when the next heavy rains come, the clay coating disintegrates and ample moisture gives the seeds the best chance for survival.

    Compost adds nutrients and beneficial microbes but also helps the ball hold water, working like a sponge, keeping seeds wet during the germination process. The technique has gained popularity as a practical way to revegetate degraded soils.

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