Making a flower bomb is a fun and eco-friendly activity to do with friends or your kiddos! This supports and feeds butterflies and bees and spreads a little beauty too.
First – gather some supplies:
- Potters clay powder (order from any crafts store)
- Organic compost (peat-free), you can use your Molbak’s Organic Compost
- Organic wildflower seeds. You can use an organic wildflower mix recommended for the Pacific Northwest, or pick a native like California poppies, Lupine, Daisies or Columbine. You can find flower seeds in our online store.
Once have your ingredients:
- Mix together in a large bowl: 3 parts clay, 5 parts compost and 1 part seed.
- Next, add water, a little at a time until you can form 1-2 inch balls.
- Go ahead – use your hands – it’s fun to play in the dirt and the best part of making a flower bomb!
- Roll ‘em up, place them on a cookie sheet and let them dry in the sun.
On the next rainy day, find some spaces in your yard and BOMBS AWAY! Just toss ‘em! It’s best to do this on a day when it’s raining, because your bomb needs to be wet to break down and germinate.
Check out your handiwork in about a month or so – you’ll see some beautiful flowers and the butterflies and bees will appreciate it too!