Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the soil, then water. The water helps the ball break down, and the fertilizer contained inside the ball helps the young seedling get started. SeedBallz can be used in containers or in the ground. If gardening in the ground, prepare the seedbed as you normally would before 'planting' the SeedBallz.
SeedBallz are an easy way to garden with kids, since the balls are easier to handle than individual seeds. They also are a good idea for elderly gardeners who have stiff joints. SeedBallz varieties include a hummingbird mix, wildflower mix, poppy mix, and cosmos mix.
For more information on SeedBallz, contact the Garden Basket Company.
Article published on May 24, 2005.