Pelleting is the process of increasing the weight, size and shape of seeds by adding inert materials, turning them into seed pellets.
As they are heavier than water, it means that sloped areas can be easily sown, because the seed pellets will not be washed away or displaced by the wind. After sowing, the coating will absorb water and the seed will germinate. The seeds embedded in the pellet will germinate on almost any ground, provided they come into contact with water. The seeds contained within the pellets normally come into contact with the soil substrate within one week of sowing.
Seed pellets do not attract interest from birds and insects. While naked seeds are a popular foodstuff, seed pellets are identified as soil rather than seed, so birds and insects ignore them.