Frequently Asked Questions

What is a seed ball?

Seed balls are hand rolled balls of seed encased in a mixture of organic compost and clay. The clay protects the seeds from drying out in the sun, getting eaten by mice and birds, being washed away by excessive rain and from blowing away.

How do they work?

Exposure to the sun and rain (irrigation) slowly breaks down the seed ball, allowing the seeds to germinate, grow and thrive.  The organic compost has lots of nutrients to encourage growth.

Where can I scatter the seed balls?

Areas of neglect, such as vacant lots are perfect places to toss your seed balls. Scatter them into places that could use a little bit of plant life. Anywhere you want plant life in your own yard, toss some seed balls.

Can I put the seed balls in a pot?

Seed balls can be grown successfully in a large pot, one that is at least 12 inches in height with an 18 inch diameter. The low grow variety of seed/seed balls work nicely in a small pot or even a wheelbarrow.

When is the best time to scatter seed balls?

…in the fall after the first frost.
…in the spring after the last frost.
…in mild winter areas with no frost, just about any time.

Seed balls do not fair well when tossed in temperatures above 80 degrees!

Do you have wholesale prices?

Seeds In A Ball sells kits and completed balls at wholesale prices to qualified wholesale buyers. If you are interested in carrying any of our products in your store, contact us at


Being a former teacher myself, I know the limited resources that you work with. If you are interested in purchasing enough material to engage your class in this easy, fun and rewarding experience, please contact me and I will be happy to work with you.