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

Views: 1055, Replies: 1 » Jump to the end
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.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Aroids Daylilies The WITWIT Badge Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Annuals Spiders!
Hybridizer Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Dog Lover Organic Gardener
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
St.Osyth Nr Clacton on Sea. E
Region: United Kingdom Hybridizer Garden Ideas: Master Level Ferns Butterflies Salvias
Hostas Heucheras Clematis Birds Bee Lover Daylilies
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!

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Thistle: Don't Blame the Bird Seed
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Say 'Yes' to Yarrow"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.