Tantalise your tastebuds with home-grown herbs using these easy-to-use seed balls.
An ideal gift for plant lovers, whether they're experienced gardeners or just starting to develop green fingers, these seed balls are easy to use and will produce delicious herbs with tactile, delightfully scented leaves.
Created by conservation scientists, Seedball offers a new twist on an ancient technique for increasing seed germination rates – helping to fill our gardens, balconies and window boxes with native wildflowers, bees and butterflies.
Native wildflowers are naturally slow to germinate, and loosely scattered seed can often be eaten by ants, birds and mice. Seedball helps to solve this problem by encasing the seed in a protective ball of clay, compost and chilli.
A barrier of dried outer clay means that the seed is inaccessible to predators, and once sufficient water permeates the clay, the seed inside will begin to germinate – helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball. The chilli powder continues to deter slugs and snails while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.
Seed balls are incredibly easy to use – simply scatter on top of soil or compost (no digging or expertise required!) from early spring to late August, and nature will do the rest. One tin of seed balls will cover one square metre in a garden bed or three to five medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball).
You can grow these herbs in a kitchen garden, pots or window box (the bees will love the chive and sweet marjoram flowers!), or in pots on a sunny windowsill, if well-watered.
This Herb Mix tin of 20 seed balls (each containing about 10 seeds) will produce basil, dill, parsley, chives and sweet marjoram plants – perfect for cooking, or just pinching to release a delicious scent! And after use, you can reuse the tin to store pin badges, paperclips, or other small items.
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- 20 seed balls of 10 herb seeds in a tin.
- Best scattered from early spring to late August.
- Contains: basil, dill, parsley, chives and sweet marjoram seeds.
- Recycling information: Tin is reusable and also fully recyclable.
Please retain packaging until you're sure you'd like to keep the product. This product is returnable within 14 days from purchase date if the seal is unbroken.