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  • Pollinators, Wildflowers & Seed Bombs

    Posted by Julie on January 7, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    Brandon asked on Telegram for sources of bulk seeds for pollinator/wildflower seed bombs (seeds in compost or fertile mud balls you toss in places needing regeneration or soil and other more diverse life forms, might be a way of describing “seed bombs”, in case you hadn’t heard the term before aka associated with gorilla rewilding). In response I emailed my dear friends Skeeter up on the top of the Olympic Peninsula. Here is his reply:

    Hi Julie,

    You can forward this info.

    There are native pollinator plant meadow mixes out there, but you have to look carefully because sometimes they add non-native species.

    Forest Shomer at Inside Passage Seeds is probably our most expert person on this. Sounds like you need a designer mix and for that we’d have to know where they live and what habitat’s they have. Generally speaking many of the native seeds are pricey so a 5 # could be in the thousands of dollars.

    I was just talking to a friend this morning about rewilding restoration planting on our north sound beaches and were talking

    • camas
    • wild celery (Lomatium nudicaulis)
    • nodding onion
    • gumweed
    • nootka rose.

    These would all support pollinators. I have a few wildflower seed but mostly from eastern Washington. One thing I have in abundance is goldenrod seed (Solidago canadensis) $12/oz. Send them the link to my seed catalog Friends of the Trees Bontanicals (FTB) SEED Inventory.

    One thing to include for sure is yarrow. It is one of the cheapest wildflower seeds and most reliable.

    Here is one site that might help. Northwest Meadowscapes.

    Google native wildflower mix Washington State.

    Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski

    <font size=”3″>Permaculture – Wildcrafting – Medicinal Herbs & Seeds</font>

    PO Box 1133
    Port Hadlock, WA 98339
    # (360)-643-9178

    https://<wbr>globalearthrepairfoundation.<wbr>org/

    <font size=”2″ color=”#4c76a2″>http://www.friendsofthetrees.<wbr>net</font>

    <font size=”2″ color=”#4c76a2″>https://<wbr>friendsofthetreesbotanicals.<wbr>com/</font>

    https://www.nwherbalfair.com/

    Mike replied 4 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Mike

    Steward
    January 8, 2024 at 9:51 am

    We have 20 varieties of coated seeds, which makes them very colorful and I think attractive to children, there are a few hundred of them, they are vegetable seeds though.

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