Seedbombs – Book

Finally, it is done.

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You can buy my Seedbombs Book via Amazon or via Blurb, just as you wish. I’m really happy with it. You can see photos via my Flickr account or on the Blurb Homepage. If you like it, please leave a review.

For the non-American readers, the book ships worldwide, without any problems. I never had them and I live in Germany, so it should be fine.

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Best thing I ever did was plant the seedbombs. Not just for the bees and presumably every other random insect that has made the plant pots their home. But also because I am able to take tons of pretty shots. I’ll turn them into a book, you just wait and see. ­čÖé

Die Samenbomben zu pflanzen war das Beste was ich ├╝berhaupt tun konnte. Sie sehen nicht nur h├╝bsch aus und die Bienen freuen sich, sondern ich habe die besten Makro-Objekte ├╝berhaupt vor der Linse. Ich werde im Lauf des Jahres ein Buch draus machen. Also, dranbleiben.

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thirsty

melancholy

peeking out

Oh and this is what they look like from a distance by now:

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Progress over the last weeks is clearly visible:

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Seedbombs are clearly not for those who like it

a) orderly

b) want to know what is growing out of them

I really like what is happening. The insects do too. I got lots of bumblebees and bees, still battling the aphid, but had ladybugs come by for a visit (and hopefully snack).

And I have shot some awesome macros. Like these:

 
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The plants grow and grow and I learned, that even two bombs in a pot might be too much, because of all the plants.

My Lavender was infected by aphid. Funny, really, since the internet tells me that lavender is a good plant to keep aphids away. I sprayed the little buggers with milk and black tea and they moved onto the catnip plant (seen above).
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I then cut the catnip down and it is re-growing prettily, however I still fight the aphids.It seems they enjoy the marigold, as well. I wish I’d find a ladybird, it’d help (says the internet).
Anyway, the little seedlings have already grown:
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Seedbombs – A real life update

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Let me resurface from being busy, to show you my current ‘project’. Growing flowers. Which is for someone, who has to opposite of a green thumb, quite the challenge. I managed to kill ivy by not tending to it correctly.

So I brought myself some seeds (Calendula) and seedbombs (via https://www.diestadtgaertner.de/ and http://www.seedball-manufaktur.de/ ) because they seemed bullet proof. And because I like the idea to plant the city guerilla style.

I picked the bee friendly selections (because I also jumped on the ‘let’s save the bees’-bandwagon) and put them in the pots.

Here is what it looks like when they grow up (plus I learned that two bombs per pot are enough.) in the course over 6 weeks.

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The fun thing is, they make for great Macro shots:

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Let’s see which flowers will bloom.