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Old 06-06-2018, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Reforesting with balls of charcoal embedded with seeds

Just getting financial advice from reddit.com/r/funny again and someone shared an infotainmental gif of an invention call "Seedballs," a boring and inedible version of fruit that you throw at the ground and sprouts when it rains. They say they cost 2

Someone commented that somebody named Fukuoka invented this and the Wikipedia page mentions him, but the page seems to be in Japanese for some reason, and I have not gotten around to learning that. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_ball

This is something similar, but colorful balls of wildflower seeds. https://growtherainbow.com/

The reddit post stated they were rolled in charcoal, but I keep reading about them being in red clay. There were many reddit comments about killing trees to make the charcoal.

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Old 06-07-2018, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is there a question or an opinion in there somewhere? Or are you just sharing your discovery with us?
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Just getting financial advice from reddit.com/r/funny again and someone shared an infotainmental gif of an invention call "Seedballs," a boring and inedible version of fruit that you throw at the ground and sprouts when it rains.
Strangely enough, my neighbor's honey locusts, elms, Russian olives, and many others don't seem to need any help with sprouting, at least when the seeds land in my vegetable garden.
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Sorta like the invention of seeds, which cost nothing, and which trees throw at the ground all the time. They too sprout when it rains.
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There was a huge fire about half an hour from here sixteen years ago. Grass and stuff has grown back, but zero trees. Maybe I could fill a ruck sack with pine seeds, poke a hole in the bottom, and walk from one end to the other until my bag is empty, and some trees will grow, but this would probably benefit squirrels much more, while the seed balls contain pepper and other ingredients to repel pests.

Why can't I save the world with a hundred billion seed balls and some modified paintball guns?

Just kidding, that would cost $2 Billion!
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Why can't I save the world with a hundred billion seed balls and some modified paintball guns?
Put those seeds in a gatling gun attached to a helicopter, and I'd pull the trigger for free.
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I guess that if I can afford $2 Billion in seed balls I should be able to afford everything else.

There are numerous instructions on-line about how to make these, but everybody obsesses about wildflowers. I kind of wonder if trees better contribute to the oxygen that all of us allegedly breathe--including bees and milk moths or whatever else that I saw.

Strangely, the first thing that I saw said charcoal, but everyone else says red clay. I just visualized getting some sphere mold, putting charcoal powder in each half, some seeds and fertilizer in the middle, pressing it, and having a seed ball, but I could not find anything that I wanted. The only ball mold that I found was silicone.

That did not seem useful to me.

Whatever. I have earned $165 in three months. Someone else can save the world or, you know, nobody.

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