Product Code : SB/POP Barcode : 5060336970038
- A simple way to grow wildflowers from seed.
- Easy to use - no need to 'plant', just scatter on top of soil or compost.
- Ideal for garden beds and planting pots.
- 20 common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) seed balls per tin.
- Approximately 200 poppy seeds per ball.
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Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is a cornfield annual and a beautiful addition to gardens and balcony planters. Poppy flowers between June and August and is great for bumblebees. Growing wildflowers from seed balls provides improved seed germination rates without the need for complex propagation. Each ball contains approx. 200 poppy seeds, peat-free compost, clay and chili powder.
They're very easy to use - simply scatter on top of soil or compost and let nature do the rest. They'll also grow equally well in pots or other planters. Each seed ball contains a mini ecosystem: wildflower seeds are mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chili powder, and rolled into a small ball. The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators (such as ants, mice and birds). When sufficient rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate - helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball. The chili powder continues to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.
As a guide at least twenty seed balls per square meter is recommended for a garden, or 3 - 5 seed balls for a small to medium sized pot. Poppy seed balls are best scattered in the autumn.
20 seed balls per tin.
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