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 Post subject: Seed Bombs
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:45 pm 
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I have been trialing an idea I found on guerrilla gardening websites, a form of seed bombs. These seed bombs use a mix of seeds and some powdered sheep manure that have been packed in gel capsules. The Gelcap slowly dissolves as it draws in more and more moisture, then the seeds begin germinating and start growing quite well..

The interesting bit about these is that the seeds won't germinate until there is enough water to dissolve the Gelcap. So, if you get a short little shower, it won't do much, it's only when you get enough rain to support the plants growth that the gelcap will dissolve..

Start off with three seed bombs.

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One week later you can see the Gelcaps starting to buckle and break open as they dissolve with the water.

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Seeds starting to germinate by the end of the second week.

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By the end of the third week it's a mass of seedlings taking off...

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It's been an interesting experiment and I'm going to play around a bit more with the idea. I have a stack of different native seeds that I'll try as well in the little bombs. I'll try some more of the veggie bombs as well, see if I can get a better light set up and some better pictures of growth over time...

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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Sounds great, EB. Where do you get the gelcaps?

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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:59 pm 
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You have to much time on your hands Joel!


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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:33 pm 
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Those gel caps looks like used suppositories


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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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:lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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How do you get to see a used suppositories. :confused: :fart:

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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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Sometimes they ride the turd on the way down the shute!! :scared2: Is that too much information?


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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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:yuck: Well....you did ask Duff :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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gnash wrote:
:yuck: Well....you did ask Duff :lol:

Duff - don't do it again, OK ?

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Sometimes they ride the turd on the way down the shute!! :scared2: Is that too much information?

Way, way, way too much :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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:hello: Its ok everyone. Im not some weirdo, sicko! (although friends may beg to differ) :crazy:
Im a nurse in aged care so its part of the job :cry: :fart: :run: :yuck: .
When I saw this thread first, I thought "ooo, I can save all those capsules that I throw out at work" (for people who have difficulty swallowing, the capsules get opened and the contents is put into some chocky sauce).
And then I read Burnsys post, and thought "Yep, your right Burnsy, definately too much time on your hands, Joel" :lol:
Will stick to just throwing them into ground, old fashoin like. It does works, Joel!! :crazy:


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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:21 pm 
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EB's original float of this subject was in another thread some time back - he's talking more about guerilla bombing land that's not necessarily his, like vacant blocks, unused council land, etc !

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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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So you stick 'em in a peashooter and drive around the neighbourhood?


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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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more like just lob 'em out the window as you drive past

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 Post subject: Re: Seed Bombs
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Next thing you hear, some knucklebrain has found them in the bush and selling them at the nightclubs. :thumb: Good idea!


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