Add To Your WishlistSeedball - Hedgehog Mix (supporting the PTES)

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    Seedball - Hedgehog Mix (supporting the PTES)

    Seedball have teamed up with People’s Trust for Endangered Species to bring us a new addition to the Seedball range: Hedgehog Mix! 

    The UK’s hedgehog population is struggling, with numbers down by 50% since the turn of the century, but we can all do something to help by growing British wildflowers! 

    A wildflower patch is a super addition to creating a hedgehog friendly garden, not only in providing shelter but importantly to attract a whole range of tasty insects for hedgehogs to feed on. Yum! 

    Proceeds from the sale of every tin go directly to supportingPTESin their conservation work. 

    Each tin of Hedgehog Mix contains 20 seed balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball). 

    • The Hedghog wildflower mix is the same as the Bee mix and contains seeds for 
    • Perennials:
      • Birdsfoot trefoil - flowers Apr - Sept
      • Foxglove - flowers May - Sept
      • Red clover - flowers Apr - Nov
      • Viper's bugloss - flowers Jun - Sept
      • Wild Marjoram - flowers Jun - Oct
    • Also contains extra pollinator friendly annuals to ensure flowers in the first year:
      • Chamomile
      • Corn marigold
      • Night-flowering catchfly,
      • Cornflower
    • 20 balls per tin, 30 seeds per ball.

    How to Use

    • Simply scatter on top of soil in a garden bed or planter.
    • Scatter in spring or autumn. 
    • Sprouts seen in 4-6 weeks.
    • For more info, please refer to the FAQ page here and watch the video link below

    What are Seedballs?

    Seed balls are a great permaculture technique for growing seed in a more simple and effective way. Growing wildflowers from seed can be super challenging - they are slow to germinate and grow, and as a result are especially vulnerable to seed and seedling predators. 

    SEEDBALL's goal is to make it a bit easier for everyone to have gardens, balconies and window boxes that are bursting with native wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies

    • Each seed ball contains a mini ecosystem: seeds are mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chilli powder, and rolled into a small ball.
    • Each ball is approximately 1cm in diameter, making them super easy to scatter.
    • The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators (such as ants, mice and birds). 
    • When sufficient rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate - helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the balls. 
    • The chilli powder continues to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout. 
    • Seed balls will work well in most environments (as long as the seed is well suited to the local climate and soil conditions) and they'll work as well in planting pots as in garden beds.

  • FAQ

    What is Seedball? 

    A ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder. 

    Why use Seedball? 

    The ball prevents the seeds from being a tasty lunch for birds and insects, thereby increasing the chances of your flowers growing. Plus they're super easy to use, no digging and no expert knowledge needed! 

    What's in the tin? 

    There are 20 balls in each tin, and around 30 seeds per ball. 

    How do I grow Seedball? 

    Just throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will germinate! 

    What area will my Seedball cover? 

    We would usually advise 20 seed balls per square metre, or 3-5 seed balls for a 35cm container. 

    Conservation: All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, we only ever use peat-free compost and our steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof). 

    For more details please visit the Seedball website where they have lots more tips and info about all the wildflowers

  • About Seedball

    SEEDBALL say:

    We care about our world and we want to do everything we can to help more people grow wildflowers in the most sustainable way possible: 

    • All compost used is peat-free. 
    • All seed is Flora Locale accredited. 
    • Our tin packaging is manufactured by the last tin maker in London and powered with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof! 
    • Tin is also highly recyclable and reusable. In fact, if you send us your empty tin and a self-addressed and stamped envelope, we'll re-fill it for free! 
    • Our office balcony and window boxes are filled with wildflowers (from seed balls of course!).  
    • Our work space is completely powered by green electricity from Ecotricity 
    • We donate all seed ball miss-shapes to school or community projects.  
    • Seedball is a trading name of Project Maya, an eco-social enterprise working to build a global network of conservation and sustainability reserves. 
    • We were founded by conservation and sustainability scientists, so it's unsurprising that we're also supporting further research on seed balls!
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