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Guerrilla Gardening- New Way To Green

Updated on May 1, 2012

What is Guerrilla Gardening?

I came across a website when I was trying to find ways to redo or reuse an old candy machine. But what I found was way more cool, in my opinion. Since, I have been looking into Guerrilla Gardening.

Guerrilla gardening is a new way to green the earth. This is where people use seed bombs where ever they want. Just throw a seed bomb and walk away. They can left anywhere from parks to road sides and vacant lots to your own back yard. They are seeds in either a clay compound, empty egg shells, capsule pills and more. The containment vessel or compound used should be bio-degradable, so you want to avoid balloons, plastics and glass.

There are several websites that sell pre-made seed bombs containing seeds that are natural to what ever region you are from. Once you have a seed bomb you simply toss it, anywhere. Within a few weeks you will see the plants sprouting up and you will have made the world around you a little more green.

Make Your Own Seed Bombs

To make your own guerrilla gardening seed bombs first you need to decide what types of plants you want to grow. To do this, you need to find out what plants occur naturally in the area or which plants grow well in the area. You want to pick plants that don't need a lot of attention and care.

Next you need to decide what type bombs you want to make. Seed bombs are easy to make. Pick a bio-degradable package or compound and fill it with seeds. The most successful seed bombs have three or four types of plant seeds in each. Fill your packages or compound and you are ready to go. Clear pill capsules work well just fill them and close them up. Empty egg shells are great because egg shells are perfect compose material. you can either crack one end of the shell and empty the yoke and whites and fill with seeds, or you can do the same thing by poking a small hole in one end of the egg. Clay compounds are the most common, they use gardening soil with clay and mix the seeds into the compound. You have wait for it to dry a little but they hold up well.

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    • kgarcia1113 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kassi Garcia 

      7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV, USA

      I love it, in the Spring I plan on putting some together and having my kids help.

    • Donna Sundblad profile image

      Donna Sundblad 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Interesting. I've never heard of this!

    • Bob Ewing profile image

      Bob Ewing 

      7 years ago from New Brunswick

      I have made and distributed seed bombs on several occasions, once with a group of children, great fun.

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