To reward ourselves for our hard work, we finished with freshly brewed herbal tea with plants from the garden, and harvested a bunch of veggies to share out and take home. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon!
Seed bombs are a necessary item in the arsenal of the guerrilla gardener - they are small balls of clay, compost and seeds which can be thrown into plant-deprived places, such as vacant blocks, neglected car park gardens or beside train tracks. Today we rolled up our sleeves and made a whole bunch of seed bombs containing seeds for edible flowers and companion plants.
Once all the seeds were rolled up into little bombs we put them into egg cartons to dry out. Once they are dry we'll hurl them into drab patches of dirt around the place (most of the seeds we chose flower best in full sun, so we'll try to find sunny spots). Then, we wait for it to rain - the rain will wet the organic matter, which will swell and force the bomb apart. The seeds will also soak up the rain and germinate into a lovely clay and compost soil. Hopefully in late spring and early summer the 'bomb site' will be filled with delightful flowers - keep an eye out for updates!
And then we had cupcakes and tea, I'd like to think that this is also an integral part of the guerrilla gardener lifestyle.
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