Have any of you ever tried them? I have seen numerous videos on how to make them, but haven't seen results posted. Also wasn't sure how well milkweed seeds would work, but thought it might be fun to try
That's interesting. I've always been told to sow the seeds directly on the soil in the fall as the ground will contract, etc. The seeds would then be well nestled in the ground in Spring when they start to germinate, i.e. good soil contact for the best root development. This seems to contradict this process.
blazing star wrote:What is the benefit of these, or is this just something fun?
My guess is it's just for fun because I can't imaging how it could be effective for growing milkweed successfully. Too bad the promoters of seed balls havn't provided the public with photographic proof that it is effective for establishing new milkweed plants in the wild.
Photographs aren't proof. Just because seeds may germinate one time, and someone has a picture, doesn't mean that overall the seed balls are an effective means of germinating plants.
I'm not going to try this because it's not what I've heard I should do from the people in the know about native plants. Seed is too expensive for me to try something new when what I've been doing has had phenomenal results.