Frequently Asked Questions
- ◄#1 - What are your seed balls made of?
- The Seedles wildflower seed balls are made with organic compost, red clay, organic worm castings, organic coconut coir, and organic amendments.
The paint we make is homemade, non-toxic and made with earth-based pigments that biodegrade and could be considered the same as sand. We couldn't find any fully biodegradable paint like this so we decided to create it ourselves.
- ◄#2 - Are these annual or perennial flowers? Will I need to replant them each year?
- Our Seedles are about 50% annuals, and 50% perennials. The perennial flower varieties will drop seeds and re-emerge each year, but the annuals bloom the first year only.
- ◄#3 - What are your shipping and delivery times?
All orders are processed within 1 to 3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped. Most orders ship USPS First Class and usually arrive within 3-5 days after shipping. USPS Priority Mail usually arrives within 2-3 days.
Orders placed before 10:30am PST (11:30 MST, 12:30 CST, 1:30 EST) will ship same day, Monday through Saturday. Orders placed after 10:30am PST will ship next day (except weekends and Federal holidays).
Full details are included in our Shipping Policy available here
- ◄#4 - Can Seedles be grown in a pot, container or indoors?
- Seedles can be grown in pots, containers and indoors as long as the spot you put them in gets at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight each day. These flowers brighten your day, and in turn they need a little brightness themselves to grow healthy and strong. This could be a sunny South or West facing window, balcony, or patio.
- ◄#5 - Are these invasive? Or invasive in other areas?
- We highly recommend you order the Wildflower Seedles that are native to your region. You can view our regional map here which shows the six different regions we make wildflower seed bombs for.
It is possible, although unlikely that if you plant for example the Northeast Region wildflower seedles in a state in the Southeast region some of the flowers could be considered invasive. So we recommend ordering the variety that corresponds with the area of the map you live in.
- ◄#6 - How and when do I plant these? Can I really just throw and grow them?
- Great question! You can just "throw them and grow them" if you're not super concerned about when, and how they will grow. A Seedle will eventually sprout if you just throw it in a sunny, non-weedy environment. For best results we recommend finding a sunny spot that gets 4-6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Then push them halfway into prepared soil, so the top half is out of the soil, but the bottom half is nicely nestled into its fertile surroundings. We then recommend watering them daily until they are 4” tall, then you can water once a week.
The best times to plant wildflower Seedles are just after the final winter frost (early spring) or in the late fall at least 10 weeks before the first frost.
- ◄#7 - Do you sell these in any retail stores around the country?
- We are in about 50 stores around the nation. The fastest way to purchase Seedles is through our website though.
- ◄#8 - Are your seeds GMO? Are you seeds native? Are your seeds Organic?
- All of our wildflower species are non-gmo, native species(to their region), and are considered non-invasive. We only buy certified non-gmo seeds from reputable distributors.
Most native wildflower seeds are not certified organic, however the seed distributors we work ensure they are of high quality from responsible growers.
- ◄#9 - Do you ship to Canada, Europe or outside of the United States?
- Hiya! Unfortunately, we do not ship outside of the United States. We have had challenges with shipping our seed products due to customs. You can learn how to make your own seed bombs on our blog.
If you live in Europe we recommend seedballs from this UK seller.
- ◄#10 - What is the coloring on your Seedles made from?
- The paint we make is homemade, non-toxic and made with earth-based pigments that biodegrade and could be considered the same as sand. We couldn't find anything like this on the market so we had to create it ourselves. Other ingredients included are found commonly in a food pantry around the home and are 100% safe for your kids and your soil.
- ◄#11 - What is the shelf life of Seedles? How long will these last if I buy them now?
- Seedles last 1-2 years when kept in a cool, dry, dark location. Planting in the spring (after risk of frost) is a great way to break the winter blues, and they are wonderful Christmas gifts as they offer hope during the cold months.
- ◄#12 - Can I preorder?
- They are available for Pre-Order right now as we are out of stock, but making them quickly and will have them in stock soon. We will ship once they come back in stock.
- ◄#13 - When will a product out of stock become available?
- The best thing you can do is to sign up to be notified when the product comes back in stock. 1. Visit the product page you are interested in purchasing. 2. Choose the product options you want 3. When you see the item is out of stock, click on the ""Notify When Available"" button on the screen. 4. Enter your contact details and you'll be notified via email when the product is available.
- ◄#14 - How much space do I need to plant each seed ball?
- Here are three Types of Coverage: 1. Lush Stand (almost solid flowers) 3 Seedles per sq. ft. 2. Average Display (good coverage) 2 Seedles per sq. ft. 3. Meadow Look (scattered flowers) 1 Seedle per sq. ft.
- ◄#15 - Can you send custom labels?
- Unfortunately, we currently do not have a way to treat the order as a gift or offer gift notes. However, we are working on adding this feature in the near future.
- ◄#16 - Are Seedles matched to specific plant hardiness zones?
- The short answer is ... not really. For our main product, the native wildflower seeds, available in six regions appropriate to six different areas of the United States ... Those seeds were primarily chosen based on which native flowers were appropriate for which areas of the US based on their native geography. You can see the map of those zones here. The stars on the map represent the location of the states capitals.
- ◄#17 - How many seeds are inside each seedball?
- Each of our seed balls contains between 5 and 35 wildflower seeds depending on the flower variety and their germination rate. It really depends on the variety of seed inside that seedball as each seed is a different size. For example, California Poppies seeds, which are very small, we often have over 35 per ball, but for Sunny Sunflowers, which are 20 times the size as California Poppies ... It could be as low as 5-6 seeds per seedball. Each Seedle can cover up to 1 square foot of space, but for a denser look of flower place 2-3 per square foot.
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