oh - follow up to question on preping soils - can seed balls work anywhere ?(obviously not on concrete etc!)
I'm going to try a little bit of this. Mix of forbs, ground cover, small bush/shrubs, and apple and maybe persimmon seeds. Some other trees have to go in as saplings because I can't acquire/find the seeds.
Bobzi, would you please mention the seed supplier?
i meant if one were to throw the seedballs on the lawn and let them go - no mowing..
Most seeds are too tiny for this hole+stick-method. Take acorns for example. They are large and have all the energy they need to grow 5cm high stored inside of them. Placing them deep in the ground is okay. Take Birch seeds. They are tiny and have to be on the ground. Seeding them inside a mixture of compost and clay is the better idea here, chances of survival increase in this moisture holding nutrient rich mixture. Planting nut trees or bushes (like hazelnut) with the stick is the way to go. But it is not meant for ALL seeds.
EDIT: not as in BURZUM there Dunkelheit?
Emerson White wrote:
I think that it is unlikely that you can make seedballs faster than someone can poke a hole in the ground with a stick and drop a seed in.
good points maikeru
so you've done seed balls in the past? how'd they go?