plant bird seed?

hollis4April 12, 2004

I'm wondering if it is possible to use a part of my meadow to plant certain bird seeds to allow birds to pick at the mature crop in fall/winter. Anyone been able to do it? Thinking about rototilling a band here and there. Can this work?

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Not sure what you mean by bird seed. Birds will eat the seeds of most prairie plants.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2004 at 8:42PM
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hollis4

Well,.. I'm wondering about millet,milo,sorgum, canary seed etc.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2004 at 2:31PM
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CramItWitWalnutsUgly

WELL.... I left my purple coneflowers alone after they flowered and I check after a while and the birds ate the seed. Then, I gathered all the millet plants that sprouted under the feeder in my mulch and replanted in a field along with corn and other plants like that and the birds just help themselves.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2004 at 11:30PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Bird seed scattered or fallen under a feeder sprouts all the time. I get millet, sorghum and sunflowers all coming up like that.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2004 at 1:42PM
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froggy(z4/5 WI)

plant bird seed?

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are u trying to grow birds?

froggy

    Bookmark   April 14, 2004 at 2:30PM
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Judy_B_ON(Ontario 5B)

Birds eat many different seeds and bugs. Most of the native coneflowers and grasses produce seed that birds will eat, as will many of the plants you likely already have in your meadow. I don't think you really need to plant "bird seed" to provide food for birds.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2004 at 11:30AM
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