Bees are one of the most important creatures on our planet and we rely on them for almost two thirds of our food. Bee populations are under extreme threat due to the use of agricultural chemicals including the ones we use in our own backyards.
Lil'Bit Bee Seed Bombs use a technique that is thousands of years old. A mix of natural clay to protect flower seeds from insects and birds and soil/compost to provide all the nutrients needed for germination. When conditions are right (water, sunlight), the seed ball will break down and the seeds will sprout into a mix of herbs and flowers providing habitat and food for all pollinators.
Bee Bombs should not actually be buried in soil, just placed (or dropped) on the soil surface. Or, you can pop them on top of dirt in a pot if you prefer.
Let nature take its course, and the seeds will germinate when conditions are good.
Bee patient - some of these plants may not bloom the first year, but will reward you with more blooms in subsequent years! You will not see a meadow of flowers - the balls are small and shouldn't be used for mass plantings as each ball only contains a small amount of seeds.
Seed mix: Mixed, non-gmo, organic annual cottage flowers and herbs to be sown throughout spring and summer. These include:
Calendula, Cornflower, Californian Poppy, Fineflower, Toadflax, Alyssum, Wallflower, Nemophila, Poppy, Marigold African, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Borage, Evening Primrose, Lavender, Native Violet (Native), Pink & White Everlasting Daisy (Native), Swan River Daisy (Native), Sage, and Bee Balm.
NATIVES: Many Australian natives are not suited to these bombs as many require specific germination and growing conditions/climates and many of our nectar rich species are shrubs or trees which feed our native bees.
Many 'Native Pollinator' seed mixes can contain invasive species tha can infiltrate bushland and compete with other species affecting delicate ecosystems. Species such as Native Wisteria and Bush Spinach can post problems and many mixes can contain kangaroo paw, hakea and banksia which can take seasons to grow.
Native bees love banksias, eucalypts, bottlebrushes, tea trees and larger, flowering shrubs as well as cottage/introduced species. Using a mix of native and introuced flowers and herbs will feed all pollinators from honeybees (introduced) to natives, moths, flies wasps, birds and possums!
As many native species cant be sent Australia Wide due to biosecurity restrictions where seed and compost are prohibited entry I have chosen species that are allowed entry to all states and territories. I have paperwork to priove it :)
'FOR HOME USE ONLY: DO NOT TAKE INTO BUSHLANDS OR PUBLIC PARKS AS WE WISH TO KEEP THESE IN THEIR NATURAL STATE AND DO NOT WISH TO INTRODUCE NON NATIVE SPECIES INTO THESE AREAS.
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