directseeding Photos & Videos

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#DidYouKnow that the big 25kgs seedball bags have appx. 12,500 tree or grass seedballs and the 1 kilo bags have about 500 seedballs in them. . . Depending on which species you choose and where/how you grow them you can get up to a reported 80% success rate. (From the sesbania sesban and dombeya torridii on weeded, tilled plots with good rains. The acacias generally have differential germination rates starting from 20% and up, in the first year) . . #seedballs #directseeding #biochar #rangelands #indigenoustrees #indigenousgrasses #treeseeding #greeningkenya

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2 days ago

On this World Desertification Day 2019 we would like to salute the amazing team from the @rotaryvoi who are working so hard with the local Taita community to help stop this terrible gully erosion from getting worse. . With this simple technology of filling up sacks with earth and putting tree seedballs into them is proving to be very effective. Would you like to send them more tree seedballs for their work? Please go to http://www.seedballskenya.com/donate/4594311653 and select Voi Rotary Club.

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6 days ago

Many thanks to the great team from the @worldvisionke #DryDev program for helping spread the good word about our tree and grass seedballs at the National Scaling up Stakeholders Workshop today.

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1 week ago

#Repost from @rallyraidkenya ... Part of our pledge for 2019 is to help local communities and conservancies... every competitor and official will be give a box of seed balls to distribute during the weekend! We will also be making a donation to a local project at each event. . . #givingback #Amiran #amirankenya #rallyraidkenya #rallyraid #dakar #enduranceracingke #offroadracingkenya #safari #landrover #tomcat #quadbikekenya #kenya #adventurekenya #familyfun #milner #toyotakenya #ktmkenya #offroadtyres #2019 #baja #centuryracing #seedballs #directseeding

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1 week ago

Our team is ready to kick this season off!! Lets have some fun in the sun.☀️We’re direct sowing 10k seed per acre on our 65 acres center pivot farm ground. #GHI3 #ghifarms #directseeding #hempfuture #industrialequipment #gpsguidance #massproduction #industrialfarm #hempfarmer 🌱 #localfarmer #farmlife 👩‍🌾 #hemplife #organicpratices #massproduction #biomass #cherryblossom 🌸 #stormydaniel #cherry5 #T1 #cherrywine ’s1 #cbdmovement #healthylifestyle 🥦 #organichealth 🍃 #grow.cure.health

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1 week ago

Successful first night of direct seeding the front garden with the Master Gardener crew! Also got a chance to speak to the spring garden tour group about the tarping experiment we did along with our challenge to direct sew our whole plot and the benefits of direct seeding! So excited to spend some time volunteering at this wonderful garden and watch this front section fill in! 🙏🏻💚☀️🌱🌿🌺🥦🥕 #rogersfarm #umaine #umainecooperativeextension #mastergardeners #volunteergardeners #growsomething #directseeding #experimentalgardening #greenthumbsintraining

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1 week ago

Successful first night of direct seeding the front garden with the Master Gardener crew! Also got a chance to speak to the spring garden tour group about the tarping experiment we did along with our challenge to direct sew our whole plot and the benefits of direct seeding! So excited to spend some time volunteering at this wonderful garden and watch this front section fill in! 🙏🏻💚☀️🌱🌿🌺🥦🥕 #rogersfarm #umaine #umainecooperativeextension #mastergardeners #volunteergardeners #growsomething #directseeding #experimentalgardening #greenthumbsintraining

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2 weeks ago

Is that not the cutest little radish or what?! This is our first time growing Nero tondo radish from @johnnys_seeds This is from the first bed we seeded (too densely) about eight weeks ago(!) We learned quickly from our mistakes and adjusted the density for our following seedings. By thinning this bed we plan on getting more radishes larger than this to harvest! . . . . . . . #soilgrown #regenerativefarming #organicagriculture #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #gardeningtips #radish #blackradish #smallfarm #smallscalefarming #newcrop #harvest #roottotip #farmtoplate #farmtotable #growfoodnotlawns #rootvegetable #growyourown #growyourownfood #dontpanicitsorganic #womenwhofarm #gardening #marketgarden #seeding #yyjfarmers #harvesting #homegrown #grownfromseed #directseeding #organicfarming

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2 weeks ago

It’s amazing how sometimes the things we think will likely fail are the things that do best in the garden. I threw this Phacelia seed down thinking whatever happens, happens. I’ve grown it before, but as part of a #covercrop mix. The seed packet and internet yielded pretty diverse descriptions of how it grows best, so I guessed. Now they are the nicest looking direct seeded plants. Just goes to show, it’s always worth experimenting and just going for it. 🥳 . . . #takerisksandprosper #mysteryflower #farmher #flowerfarmer #notscaredoffailure #fedcoseeds #directseeding

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2 weeks ago

Testing of the newest aerial seeding platform was a great success today! We successfully dropped 50,000 acacia seedballs on a ranch where alot of charcoal making had been happening near Mile 46 in Central Kajiado in just 20mins! 🛩 Stay tuned for many more details about how it all works here!

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3 weeks ago

Need enough baking ovens for a dozen schools or enough tree seedballs to fill a small plain 😉? You've come to the right place www.cookswell.co.ke

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3 weeks ago

Direct seeded broad beans are coming up and they enjoy the rainy cool weather. Other than leaf mulch and a little wood ashes this garden bed has not been fertilized since last spring. No compost, no chicken or rabbit manure. No digging either. It grew a good crop of potatoes last year and now it's legumes, they catch their own fertilizer from the air and don't need extra food. Sowed these about 5 or even 6 weeks ago, right when the soil had thawed... But the temperatures were rising slowly and germination took a lot of time this year. #directseeding #broadbeans #viciafaba #bondböna #growfoodnotlawns #growwhatyoueat #lowimpactgardening #lowimpactlifestyle #nodig

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3 weeks ago

A lovely morning getting eaten alive by black flies, and direct seeding some tasty-ass veggies! Today I prepared beds with a no-till method using only a fork and hoe. This maintains the soil structure and promotes long term soil health. I found many worms and bugs which means the soil is alive! Today I planted: •carrots •salad turnips •radishes •mustard greens •arugula •kale This late and wet spring has been delaying a lot of growing time but my fingers are crossed that the muck will dry up soon and I can get my other veggies in the ground. Happy dayzzzz 🤓 . . . . . ❀ #organicgardening #directseeding #oldschool #notillgardening

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4 weeks ago

We’re all but finished sowing in a mix of fodder oats, sub clover and phalaris (fodder, nitrogen fixing and perennial). ☘️🌱🤸🏻‍♂️ Dad has been on the tractor for a few days, me whipping alongside in the bobcat with George on my lap renovating patches that the pigs have dug up. It’s so good working with mum and dad, I really don’t know how we’d get anything done without them! Now, can’t wait for the farm to transform so fingers crossed it rains again in the next few days 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 . . . #freerangepigs #farminglife #ethicalpork #pastureraised #droughtaffected #sowing #notill #directseeding #pasturerenovation #pleaserain #familyfarming #knowyourfarmer #fromourfarmtoyourdoor #chemicalfree #nofertilisers

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1 month ago

#Seedballs ⠀ A Great Solution to Deforestation - Regrowing Trees!⠀ Seedballs are a form of direct seeding, where the seeds are coated within a ball of clay or other materials such as biochar and then spread by various means. They are mostly used in reforestation, but can also be used to improve pasture, establish mixed improved fallows, wind breaks, wood lots, for biochar or charcoal production, etc. Seedballs have great potential for reforestation around the world, following the example set by the Kenyans.⠀ .⠀ #RootsNatureClub #Deforestation #ReGrow #Trees #GoGreen #GrowTrees #Nature #LoveForGreen #LoveNature #SpreadNature #GrowLove #SpreadSeedballs #DirectSeeding #Roots

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1 month ago

The tasks are many. So grateful for the tools, making it a joy to do! Also the potatoes are up and zucchini plants are out for hardening off... Finally 2 digit temperatures at night. The game is on! #GreenGlory #greengloryfarm #vegetables #organic #organicfarming #smallscalefarming #permanentbeds #permaculture #nodig #notill #familyfarm #odsherred #danmark #directseeding #jangseeder #JP1 #asiangreens #quickgreensharvester #potatoes #ruthstout #horsemanurecompost #zucchiniplants #hardeningoff

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1 month ago

#Repost @floravict Great article, looks like it’s time for native grass experts to rise and shine. 🌾 🌾 🌾 Foreground have written a fantastic article about grasslands and restoration.... and included us! 😊 Foreground a great on-line publication for Landscape Architects and Planners that is well worth a look. Check out their other articles too! - link in bio. #foreground #grasslands #grassland #grasslandrestoration #ecologicalrestoration #directseeding #nativegrass #nativewildflowers #native #seedproduction #seed #EWHA #encouragingwomeninhorticulture #womeninhorticulture #horticulturemelbourne

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1 month ago

Foreground have written a fantastic article about grasslands and restoration.... and included us! 😊 Foreground a great on-line publication for Landscape Architects and Planners that is well worth a look. Check out their other articles too! https://www.foreground.com.au/cities/wild-grasses-are-in-vogue-as-priceless-native-grasslands-disappear/ - link in bio. . #foreground #grasslands #grassland #grasslandrestoration #ecologicalrestoration #directseeding #nativegrass #nativewildflowers #native #seedproduction #seed

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1 month ago

Many thanks to @worldvisionke for showcasing our dryland grass and tree #seedballs at your #DryDev stakeholders workshop in #Machakos today. It has truly been an honor working you to help small holder farmers #ReGreenKenya and to show that you dont need thousands of plastic bags to grow thousands of trees.

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1 month ago

Many thanks to @worldvisionke for helping showcase our dryland tools to farmers and pastoralists at your #DryDev stakeholders workshop today in Machakos. We are honoured to work with you.

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1 month ago

First radishes and peas are up 😋 Sown 3 or 4 weeks ago, right when the soil had thawed in the raised beds. Most seedlings find their way through the mulch just fine and they know when it's time to grow. Lazy butt gardening does work 😉 love direct seeding! It seems that we'll have our last night frost tomorrow night. The turnips were up too, but most seedlings got eaten by the flea beetles right away. Sigh. I'll try again in another bed, hopefully the little buggers do not find them this time. #radish #peas #mulchbed #täckodling #directseeding #springgardening #growfoodnotlawns

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1 month ago

Direct seeding update, 10 months in: We went for a sunset walk amongst the 14 acres of seeding we had done late winter last year and it’s looking good considering the conditions we’ve had. Rohan’s workmates at Trees for Life planted 7kg of seed over 16km of seeding rows in various terrain, so there are patches of thick seedlings and patches where there aren’t any at all. The growth amongst them varies considerably with a few monsters amongst lots of small to medium stuff. Thanks to the 45mm of rain the last two weeks, the ones that have survived the drought should be okay. There is still a ton of seed in the ground that will come up when conditions are right, and we should be in a much better position this year because they’ll get a full winter in the ground #directseeding #seedlings #landmanagement #conservation #offgrid #permaculture #country #drought #rain #nativeplants #sheoak   #eucalyptus #acacia #peppermintbox   #bushland #rural   #country #treesforlifesa #vegetation   #nature #outdoors   #environment #windbreaks   #indigenous #middleton   #southcoast #fleurieupeninsula

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1 month ago

Our first real bit of rain for the year, not a moment too soon. The ground’s wet, there’s a little water in the recently overhauled dam, the rainwater tank is close to full and some of the seedlings are alive following the bone dry start to 2019 and the drier than usual 2018. Couldn’t ask for more at the moment. We went for a walk about at sunset and it’s just so bloody good to see water. It’s going to be interesting to see what the creek and dam do this year. Rohan has native sedge seed to plant around the dam and native grass seed for the dam wall, so we’ll make a start on that soon 🌱 #landmanagement #dam #southcoastsandandcivil #conservation #offgrid #permaculture #country #middleton #southcoast #fleurieupeninsula #drought #autumn #conservation #directseeding #seedlings #rain #creek #vegetation #vegetationmanagement #rainwater #swale #climatechange

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1 month ago

24mm of rain today and counting. It couldn’t have come at a better time. That’s over a couple thousand litres in the tank and roughly 25 thousand litres in the dam without any runoff from the land, and the forecast is showing more rain tomorrow. Most importantly, the earth is getting a good drink. Can’t wait to see the seedlings after the rains we’ve had the last couple weeks. It’s starting to green up and cool down quickly, so we’re keen to get the compost loo and bathroom sealed in and finished before winter sets in. Then to get more seedlings in the ground followed by a well needed rest in June #rain #autumn #winter #planting #conservation #milestone #respite #landmanagement #rainwater #dam #offgrid #permaculture #directseeding #southcoast #middleton #seachange #firetimes

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1 month ago

Heaviest clay we’ve worked in, and not the way we thought we would prep our fields but we are really excited about the results. Weeds aren’t far behind, but right now it looks pretty perfect to us😍 Keep swiping to see what we started with #transformationtuesday Un sol très argileux et une préparation du champs autre que prévu mais on est fiers du résultat! Les mauvaises herbes arrivent, mais pour l’instant, c’est pas mal parfait à nos yeux 😍

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1 month ago

Yey! Rains in the #SouthernKajiado ecosystem! This is a perfect time to help reseed overgrazed areas with indigenous grass seedballs as well as endemic acacia tree seeds like the #acaciatortilis. Always remember to think like a seed! 🙃 and throw your seedballs in the most suitable areas for growth, like recently disturbed areas or small dips in the ground that collect rain water. #mimicmothernature

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1 month ago

I have had a lot of farm mentors steer me away from my natural inclination of scattering seeds. Here is some “apsara” brinjal seeds from Maharashtra, India coming up in a mixed planting that includes spinach, beets, peppers, bush beans, and castor oilseed. Each represents a layer of the canopy. The castor is in hope that I can extend the season for the spinach and beets, and produce rich pomace to fertilize the peppers/eggplants. The beans are to allow habitat for certain bacteria which will be needed for the fall crop (the next rotation will be fava beans). Actually the beans are for good fresh eatin 🌱👌🏽🥬🌿😇 More on this as it plays out. This seedling and I are both #firstgenerationimmigrants #biodiversity #naturalfarming #directseeding #ancestralseeds #ethnoecogy #onestrawrevolution

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#Repost from @provisionskenya ... Support our pollinators! Between 75% and 95% of all flowering plants on the earth need help with pollination. Did you know that 1 out of every 3 bites of food you eat is there because of pollinators? Do your part to support birds, bats, butterflies, bees and more. Seedballs are a simple and innovative way to plant trees that serve as valuable forage for our pollinating friends. Don't live in Kenya? Consider a donation of Seedballs to a local partner who will distribute to an area in need. 600/- per 1kg of indigenous tree species. DM us to place your order today, while rainy season is still here!

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1 month ago

Many thanks to Mr. Joseph Ole Kodonyo from #Elementaita for buying this big bag of #seedballs to help regrow these beautiful yellow fever tree lakeside woodlands that have been cut down over the years!

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Acacia and sesbania seedball follow up in Munyu near #NaruMoru. These were planted in April 2018 and are looking very good.

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2 months ago

Thinning Radishes in the veggie garden. . . . Growing vegetables from seeds ("direct seeding") is one of my FAVORITE things to do in the garden. If you have never grown veggies from seeds, radishes are a great place to start! They are quick to germinate, quick to grow, and splendidly beautiful. . . . Sow seeds 1/4" apart in a shallow trench 1/2" deep. Cover with soil and water in your seeds gently (A watering can is best!). Keep the soil moist until seeds have germinated, which could take up to a week. Once seeds have sprouted, "thin" (remove) crowded seeds leaving 1/2" spacing so your radishes can reach full size! . . . Most radishes can grow from seeds to maturity within 30-40 days. Some of our favorite varieties for Spring planting are "Cherriette," "Sora," and "French Breakfast." . . . Check out one of our video episodes from last year (link in profile) to learn more about growing your own veggies from seeds! . . . #pdxediblegardens #pdx #growfromseed #growfromseeds #directseeding #directsowing #gardentips #gardenmentor #gardencoach #garden #portlandgarden #pdxgarden #instagarden #edibleladscaping #ediblelandscape #organicgarden #organic #radishes #frenchbreakfastradish #springgarden #gardenmagic #magicalseeds #radishthinning #germination #directsow #raisedbeds #raisedgardenbeds #growyourownfood #portland

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2 months ago

One of the best things about using #seedballs to grow trees in areas with harsh unpredictable weather? Patience...just like in the wild these indigenous tree species know how to wait for the rains and germinate when the conditions are suitable for growth. . . #Didyouknow that some of the acacia trees like the acacia tortilis and acacia nilotica have seeds that can stay dormant in the soil for more then 10 years and still germinate when the time is right!

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