In Science Cedar and Birch (year 2) have been looking at seed dispersal and how different plants ensure they can survive. We have been discussing how important plants and flowers are for wildlife and in particular the bees and the butterflies. We decided we wanted to turn part of our school flower beds into a wildflower garden to help our local buzzing friends. We made “Bee Bombs” packed full of seeds and then prepared the ground ready to launch our bombs to help start our garden. As the bombs hit the ground, they exploded spreading the seeds. We cannot wait to see how our flowers grow and how many visitors we will get to see. If you would like to dedicate part of your garden to wildflowers here is what we used.
Seed Bomb Recipe
You will need:
- One tub of your chosen variety of flower seed
- General purpose compost
- Cheap flour
- Empty the seed tub into a bucket
- Fill the empty seed tub with compost and add to the bucket. Do this 3 times. Stir to mix everything together
- Fill the empty seed tub with flour and empty into another container. Add water and stir. Repeat until you have a gloopy mixture, i.e., glue!
- Add the flour and water mixture to the compost and seed and mix it all together
- Now the bombs can be formed. The mix just needs to be gently rolled in the hand to form a golf-ball sized ball
- Place the balls in a tray or box and allow them to dry for 24 hours
- Everyone outside now to throw, toss, roll or simply scatter their bombs.
- Wait for your garden to become a bee and butterfly haven.