About - Welcome to Seedball
Created by conservation scientists, Seedball offers a new twist on an ancient technique for increasing seed germination rates – helping to fill our gardens, balconies and window boxes with native wildflowers, bees and butterflies.
Native wildflowers are naturally slow to germinate, and as such, loosely scattered seed can often be eaten by ants, birds and mice. Seedball helps to solve this problem by encasing the seed in a protective ball of clay, compost and chilli.
A barrier of dried outer clay means that the seed is inaccessible to predators, and once sufficient water permeates the clay, the seed inside will begin to germinate – helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball. The chilli powder continues to deter slugs and snails while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.
Seed balls are incredibly easy to use – simply scatter on top of soil or compost (no digging or expertise required!) and nature will do the rest.
Established in 2012, Seedball is a multiple award-winning gardening product that appeals to gift-givers, non-expert gardeners, and to people who are keen to support their back-garden wildlife. It’s also ideal for
people with limited mobility as well as offering a fun educational tool for children learning about nature.
A strong social media presence has been key to the growth of Seedball’s brand and reach. Our followers and fans have supported us from the start, continuously sharing their seedball growing pictures and joining the daily discussion around our shared love for wildlife gardening. To date we have over 55,000 followers on Twitter (@seed_ball) and over 85,000 across all platforms. We love connecting with our customers (and stockists too!), and we are committed to growing our online brand presence. We also have a PR team working to insure we complement our online focus with a regular presence in print magazines and newspapers.
We care about our world and we want to do everything we can to help more people grow wildflowers in the most sustainable way possible.
• 100% UK made and manufactured.
• Our tin packaging is locally manufactured by the last tin can maker in London and powered with the help of a solar farm on their factory roof.
• Our tube packaging is made from 100% recycled cardboard.
• We only ever use peat-free compost and all of our wildflower seed is sourced from Flora Locale accredited suppliers.
• Each year we donate over 200,000 seed balls to schools, community projects and conservation groups.
• Seedball is owned by parent company Project Maya, an eco-social enterprise working to build its own network of wildflower nature reserves.
Multiple Award Winning
Winner – P.E.A. Awards 2020, Nature Category
Winner – Great British Growing Awards 2019 – Best Wildlife Gardening Product
Finalist – Gift of the Year 2018 (Garden & Outdoor Category)
Finalist – GIMA Awards 2018 (Plants, Seeds & Bulbs Category)
Winner – Garden Retail Awards 2017 – Best New Gardening Product (Growing Category)
Winner – Gift of the Year 2017 (Eco Friendly Category)