Butterflybom Seedbom - Kabloom
1. First shake the seedbom a few times to distribute seeds inside.
2. Trigger by pulling the pin to remove the seal and submerge in water until fully soaked inside and out.
3. Throw or drop onto bare open ground that’s in need of beautification.
4. IMPORTANT: Make sure it's split open to allow seedlings to sprout out!
When watering ensure the Seedbom is gently soaked all the way through, you can tell it’s really soaked when the biobased shell starts to really soften (think of cooked pasta). If your Seedbom is not soaked through there is a good chance it won’t break open effectively.
Seedboms like to be kept damp, try not to let them dry out and don’t over-water and drown the seedlings. A good rule of thumb is damp to the touch but not soaking wet.
Seedboms like to be warm, not too hot, the warmth from the sun is ideal. Too hot and the Seedbom will dry out and there is a danger of the seedlings dying. Too cold and the seeds may not germinate at all.
When choosing the perfect growing site, look for bare open ground with little or no weeds, weeds will compete with the seedlings and stop them from establishing into strong and healthy plants.
Seedboms can also be grown in planters, pots or window boxes. Simply soak as normal and place on top of well drained soil, then split open by hand to allow seedlings to grow out.
Full instructions are included on inside of each Seedbom sleeve.
For best results use within 1 year of purchase.
There are 2 seasons to grow Seedboms. Spring for flowering same year and Autumn for flowering following year.
Throw to grow this year = March, April, May & June
Throw it to grow the following year = August, September & October
This Seedbom contains a mix of the following:
Annual – Plants with a life cycle that lasts only one year. They grow from seed, bloom, produce seeds and die in one growing season. They then need to be replanted each spring. Most annuals bloom for a long time and provide beautiful colours from spring through to autumn before dying off.
Biennial – Plants whose life cycle spans two years, they flower and produce seeds in their second year. They grow as green plants their first year, survive the winter and then bloom the following year. After they bloom and produce seeds, biennial plants then die off.
Perennial – Plants that return year after year and continue growing until they reach maturity, which varies by plant but averages three to five years.
Seed mix*: Musk Mallow, Cornflower, Yarrow, Oxeye Daisy, Red Campion & Forget-me-not.
*(Contains species recommended by butterfly conservation as ‘larval food plants’ and includes some annuals for 1st year impact)
Materials: Seedboms are assembled in the UK (the shell casings are made in the Netherlands, all other materials sourced in the UK).
Starch based biodegradable and compostable shell, organic peat-free compost, native wildflower / herb seeds, FSC 100% recycled and recyclable glue free paperboard packaging.
Weight: 25 g
Size: 50 × 50 × 80 mm
Kabloom we make fun and innovative products that also happen to be eco-friendly. Designed for interaction, inspired by our relationship with nature in the urban environment.
“Good design, good ideas and narratives should come first, the eco-friendly part should exist anyway”
And so from that standpoint the concept of the Guerrilla Gardening Seedbom began.
Darren decided to look into the root of this apparent modern problem, the problem modern (urban) cultures apparent disassociation with nature. The mission? To design a product that got people outside and create nature in their cities. It was also very important to design products that weren’t going to end up in landfill someday. How do you achieve this? Either design something so desirable it would be passed on through generations (very difficult to do and impossible to predict) or design something that would destroy itself and have a second life to be reborn through plant life.
And so the Seedbom was born!