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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 26, 2017 10:40 AM CST
I found this rather interesting. In a nutshell, growing native plants directly from bear scat.

http://blog.nature.org/science...
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Name: greene
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greene
May 26, 2017 11:14 AM CST
@Bonehead, Thank You! Thank You! That was the best article ever!! Thank You!
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Name: stone
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stone
May 26, 2017 11:41 AM CST
And here I've been blaming deer for all those smilax seedlings...

No bear here, but I have scooped up possum poop for the seeds.... I never had as much luck as the nursery operator seems to have had with the bear poop....
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
May 26, 2017 11:57 AM CST
Thanks for sharing! Wonderful story... and I absolutely love the title of this thread Big Grin
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 26, 2017 12:05 PM CST
Great article!
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
May 30, 2017 4:42 PM CST
Nice article!

But I don't think I'm going to incorporate pre-digested seeds or anyone's poop into my own indoor seed-starting methods.

Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
May 30, 2017 7:23 PM CST
That IS interesting, Deb! I'm going to have to look around -- a bear pulled our bird feeders down twice within the past month... might as well get some plants out of the deal. (On the other hand... if "my" bear was just eating everyone's sunflower seeds, I already have plenty of sunflowers growing Hilarious! )
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