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Seed balls are an ancient method of preserving and distributing seeds. Encasing the seeds in a protective mixture of clay and compost helps prevent them from drying out in the sun, being eaten by birds, or blowing away.
1. Mix equal parts of soil, clay and water. Mix thoroughly. There should be no lumps.
2. Add seeds.
3. Take small bits of clay and roll into a ball about 1-2 inch diameter.
4. Dry the seed balls for 24 hours in a dry, cool place before sowing or storing.