Thistle: Don't Blame the Bird Seed: I've had this sprout!

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Thistle: Don't Blame the Bird Seed

By Chillybean
November 2, 2015

Bird watchers put out thistle for Goldfinches, Pine Siskins, and others. The small black seed is packed with the protein and fat the little birds need. When thistle starts sprouting in their yards, some determine to never use this feed again.

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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Nov 1, 2015 10:28 PM CST
I have had Nyjer seed sprout for me, as the flower almost looks marigold-ish. I've had bags spill on the ground and some plants do result, but mabye a handful only.

Thistle grows great but from seed you don't get much seed from the resulting flower.
Name: John
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Nov 2, 2015 3:57 AM CST
I think it's worth having a few seeds germinating to see the birds in the garden. Nyjer does seem to sprout over here, but it only takes a couple of seconds with the mower to get rid of it. Nice article. Thank You!

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