I feel weird when I see that half-tone graphic of Che Guevara on t-shirts, mugs, and underwear—one of socialism’s most beloved heros plastered all over the artifacts of global capitalism, cheap, mass-produced crap. A cruel irony…
I feel the same way about several seed ball (aka seed bomb) products that have popped up lately.
Here we have one of the quintessential tools of the urban guerilla gardener and permaculturist, wrapped up in unnecessary packaging (albeit cute packaging). The irony here is how little resource it takes to make seedballs, and how easy it is.
Several seedball tutorials on the web make it sound like you have to go out and buy particular types of clay and certain composts, and that’s silly. If you live in a place where there is clay soil, and you have access to seeds, you’re all set to go. Here’s a flexible recipe to get you started: