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Post  sfg4uKim on 3/24/2013, 9:06 pm

Has anyone used seed balls in their SFG? SEED BALLS

I just supported a Kickstarter project for a veteran farming group and I will be receiving some seed balls.

Just curious if anyone has ever used them and if they are compatible with SFG.

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Post  camprn on 3/24/2013, 9:11 pm

I have not used them in the garden but they are perfect for lobbing into vacant lots.

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Post  Pepper on 3/25/2013, 12:17 am

Funny you said that Camp if I remember right that is exactly what they are for; throwing into an area you have not cultivated. They are a micro system of seed and nutrients that only need water to flourish. I first heard about them in videos on the permies forum.

Masanobu Fukuoka is one of the highest respected proponents of no-till, no-herbicide grain cultivation farming methods traditional to many indigenous cultures, from which he created a particular method of farming, commonly referred to as "Natural Farming" or "Do-nothing Farming".

Fukuoka re-invented and advanced the use of clay seed balls. Clay seeds balls were originally an ancient practice in which seeds for the next season's crops are mixed together, sometimes with humus or compost for microbial inoculants, and then are rolled within clay to form into small balls. This method is now commonly used in guerilla gardening to rapidly seed restricted or private areas.
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Post  sfg4uKim on 3/25/2013, 7:34 pm


I hope that in the decade since this happened, there has been some progress. Shocked

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