Commonstudio’s seed bombs can be used to bring life to disused spaces such as sidewalk cracks, vacant lots, and median dividers. The bombs, specially formulated with native species for various growing regions across the US, can also be used in planned gardens to bring wildflowers and grasses to your backyard. Each bomb contains 500 seeds of anywhere from half a dozen to a dozen annuals and perennials. Working in partnership with a local non-profit organization, Commonstudio offers employment opportunities and a living wage to formerly homeless or economically disadvantaged men and women from the Los Angeles area.
Choose a planting site that is likely to receive an adequate supply of water. Launch, toss, or bury (halfway is fine) the seed bomb into the site. The bomb may break or remain intact and will work in either case. To encourage germination, make sure your seed bomb gets plenty of water to start. Under ideal conditions some of the seeds should germinate and sprout in about a week. (A number of the seeds may never germinate, even under ideal conditions - that being the nature of Nature.) The hardy grasses and wildflowers that grow from the seed bomb require little maintenance and will tolerate infrequent watering.
The seed bombs are hand-rolled in Culver City, California, using local materials, sustainable packaging, and socially responsible labor.
Clay, compost, and 500 seeds. Reclaim abandoned lots or expand your garden with this mix of annuals and perennials. Comes in a six-pack, available in six region-specific mixes. Made in southern California. (more info)
Clay, compost, seeds
California mix may include: bluehead gilia, white yarrow, common yarrow, Chinese houses, lupine, Baby Blue Eyes, Five Spot, Tidy Tips, mountain brome, California poppy
Northeast mix may include: June grass, perennial lupine, annual gaillardia, lance-leaved coreopsis, gayfeather, eastern columbine, butterfly milkweed, Golden Alexander, smooth aster, white upland aster, smooth penstemon, New England aster, Brown-eyed Susan
Southwest mix may include: bluehead gilia, white yarrow, common yarrow, Chinese houses, lupine, Baby Blue Eyes, Five Spot, Tidy Tips
Northwest mix may include: Idaho fescue, California poppy, Five Spot, big leaf lupine, Baby Blue Eyes, Chinese houses, Lewis flax, columbine, Bird's Eyes, Tidy Tips, Farewell to Spring, clarkia, globe gilia, mountain phlox
Southeast mix may include: perennial lupine, purple coneflower, lance-leaved coreopsis, annual gaillardia, gaura, scarlet sage, gayfeather, lemon mint, butterfly milkweed, gilia, clasping coneflower, New England aster, Leavenworth's tickseed, plains coreopsis, Rattlesnake Master, Brown-eyed Susan.
Lonestar mix may include: blue grama, Texas bluebonnet, lance-leaved coreopsis, annual gaillardia, dwarf evening primrose, annual phlox, scarlet sage, Engelmann daisy, purple prairie clover, blue sage, lemon mint, prairie coneflower, clasping coneflower, Golden Wave tickseed, Showy evening primrose
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