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Have you heard of seed bombs? Learn what they are and see 5 of our favorites spotted on Etsy.

  Rainbow seed bombs on EtsyHave you heard of seed bombs? Despite the menacing name, seed bombs are becoming a popular way to add beauty to a neglected space. Learn what they are and see 5 of our favorites spotted on Etsy.

 100 Rainbow seed bombs- 6 color combo



Rainbow seed bombs on Etsy
Have you heard of seed bombs? Despite the menacing name, seed bombs are becoming a popular way to add beauty to a neglected space. Learn what they are and see 5 of our favorites spotted on Etsy.

Seed bombs are a type of compressed soil and seed mixture that makes it super easy to distribute seeds and bring flowers to unexpected spaces.

Guerrilla gardeners have been using seed bombs since the early '70s as a way of beautifying vacant city lots. Seed bombs are tossed over the fences of neglected public spaces with the goal of turning it into a flower oasis. Brings new meaning to the term "flower power" doesn't it?

While social activists still use seed bombs as a way to turn wasted spaces into food and flowers, they've also gone mainstream as a hot commodity. Used as wedding favors and gifts for gardeners, seed bombs have blown up (pun intended) in popularity the last few years.

Etsy in particular has some great options for seed bombs made by small businesses and is definitely worth browsing.

Here are a 5 of our favorites:

100 Handmade rainbow seedbombs

Plantables & Paper, Etsy

These marble-sized seed boms come in 6 different colors of the rainbow and include flowers like foxglove, sweet alyssum, and purple coneflowers. They look especially cute laid out in rainbow formation and would look stellar at a gardening party.

Vegetable seed earth balls

Airth & Olson, Etsy

These delicious looking seed balls are perfect for a budding chef. Available in carrot, onion, and tomato shapes, each contains coordinating seeds. Just throw them in the soil, water, and you'll have a veggie garden in no time.

Organic cat and dog seed bombs

Love by bean, Etsy

Your furry friend will appreciate these seed bombs that are especially for pets. Each kit comes in a reusable bag that says "All you need is love" and has seeds for pet-friendly plants including catnip, wheat, rye, and oats--all organic of course.

Clay seed bombs for colder climates

Shady Grove Sundries, Etsy

These hardy clay seed bombs work particularly well for colder climates, but can be used anywhere. The cute clay designs would look great packaged individually for a little party favor. The Etsy vendor also takes custom orders and can make them in white with stamped initials--perfect for a wedding favor!

Wedding favor seed bombs

VisualLingual, Etsy

Speaking of wedding favors, these super cute personalized seed bag covers would look lovely at an outdoor wedding. The pouches can be customized with your wedding date and names. The seeds included are a colorful mix of annuals and perennials.
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