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05/02/2014 at 23:05

Is it cheaper than nyjer Mike? I'd rather give the goldfinches teasel seeds if I could get them in large amounts

27/06/2015 at 09:09

I saved all my teasel heads from last year. please can you tell me are the seeds the actual spines on the flower head or are they inside these spines? should I just scatter the flower heads to spread the seeds or sow them in trays?

Also could I put the whole flower heads ina bird feeder?

27/06/2015 at 09:46

The seeds are inside the spines, down at the bottom (if they're still there), if the heads were ripe when you picked them they will have dropped some to germinate by themselves.

If you put the whole head in a bird feeder the birds may not be able to get into the seeds. I like to leave them on the plant and watch the goldfinches take them

27/06/2015 at 09:53

Thanks for your input I will try both.

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