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  • Water Beads For Plants & Flowers That Are Grown From “Seed Bombs” – The Kids Will Love This!

    The next time you are out and about in your neighborhood with your children, have a look around at any vacant lots or neglected spaces you see. Take this time to discuss beautification of one’s environment and how we can contribute in a meaningful, but not expensive, way. One way that the kids could find some fun while planting seeds is to introduce them to “seed bombing”. You could take this opportunity to discuss the environment of your neighborhood and identify plants currently growing while also thinking about other plants or flowers that would add to the biodiversity.

    Tell your children about how the forest service deals with those large burn areas that are completely devoid of plant life. Explain the idea of “seed bombs”, which are an effective way of re-planting those devastated areas. Usually the “bombs” are dropped from airplanes but you could suggest that the children could hide their bombs from potential enemy spies. A successful “bombing” will occur when the seeds begin to sprout.

    Creating seed bombs is very easy and all you need are seeds, clay (like pottery clay) and potting soil. Combining the potting soil and the clay with some water to make everything moist but not soaked. You want to be able to form a ball shape and have it hold together. Next you will push the seeds into the mixture, use quite a few to insure successful planting. Allow for some drying (or hide the bombs while still moist) and then let your children plant the bombs in those bare and neglected patches. All you need to add is water. Springtime is the best time for seed bombing in most areas. Imagine their delight as your family walks become “missions” where you are checking to see if the bombs have “detonated”.

    Once you have successful growth and can even cut some flowers, you should add to the beauty of your child’s “creation” by placing them in a beautiful vase filled with water beads. These amazing and beautiful water-holding beads will add a magical touch to the vase of flowers while insuring that they are receiving sufficient water to stay fresh. If you would like to hear more ideas for family fun, or if you want to learn more about water beads please contact us and let us know.

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