Welcome to a new giveaway, perfect for foodies or those with one in their life! I have two great prizes on offer courtesy of the lovely people at Seedball. Two lucky winners will receive the Seedball ‘edible’ seed range, which includes easy-to-grow salad, herb and herbal tea seed mixes in beautifully presented tins.
You may be wondering what a seedball is, as they’re not very widely known yet as a way of growing from seed. A seedball is basically a little ball of clay and compost which is packed with seeds. The dried clay protects the seeds from birds, mice and insects who could otherwise snack on them, it also makes the seeds really easy to scatter. When the clay becomes damp the seeds begin to germinate, helped along by the nutrients in the compost, there’s also some chilli powder mixed in there to deter predators while the seed is starting to grow. Clever, isn’t it?
Conservation is at the heart of Seedball; the company was founded by conservation scientists and all products aim to help biodiversity and native species. The range began with native wildflower seed ball mixes to encourage bees and butterflies and has now expanded into an edibles range. Seedball work hard to make their products as sustainable as possible too, with peat-free compost, recyclable packaging and 40% of profits donated to Project Maya, an eco-social enterprise working to build a global network of conservation and sustainability reserves. They even donate seedball mis-shapes to school and community projects – brilliant.
The fact that seed balls are super-easy to scatter on the ground makes them a perfect choice for children to grow. They are also brilliant if you’re not very confident about sowing seeds ‘properly’ yourself, as you don’t even have to plant them. Seedballs are ideal for garden beds, containers and window boxes – and their lovely packaging makes them an ideal gift too. The range of seed ball tins includes wildflowers to attract bees and butterflies, a special wildflower mix suited to urban areas, and a new ‘edibles’ range for growing your own herbs, salad or herbal tea.
Whether you’re a keen gardener, just getting started or wanting to encourage children to get involved with gardening, Seedball is a great choice. Visit the seedball website to see the full range – and you can also enter the competition to win one of two Seedball edible seed ranges. To enter just follow the instructions below. Good luck!
HOW TO ENTER
Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below, tweeting the message to enter the giveaway. You can then unlock extra entries giving you lots of extra chances to win this great prize.