What's a Seed Ball?
Seed balls have been around for a very long time. They are an ingenious way to distribute wildflower seeds. Individual varieties of seed are proportionately mixed with red clay and compost to provide a self-contained method of spreading native varieties. The ball protects the seed from birds. The seed cannot blow away. The best part is, you can cast these 'jules' (jewels) out on top of the soil (no digging and planting). Germination is triggered by temperature and moisture. The viable seed within the clay balls will wait patiently until their individual requirements are present. In the Western U.S, the timing of germination is usually mid-fall to early spring - temps are down and precipitation is up.