Can I stop bird seed germinating? Watch our Quick Tips video to find out how to stop bird seed germinating in your garden. By BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Sunday, 24 March, 2019 at 3:00 pm Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Whatsapp Share on Blogger Email to a friend Feeding the birds is a popular and rewarding activity, but seed spilled from feeders can germinate in the soil. Emma Crawforth, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, explains how to prevent bird seed from germinating, in this Quick Tips video. Advertisement Advertisement Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Whatsapp Share on Blogger Email to a friend Tags Garden birds Weed Balcony garden Large garden Medium garden Patio Small garden Wildlife garden You may also like Solve problems My potted acer keeps dying – why? Solve problems What is making my fatsia yellow? DIY How to make fat cakes for birds Grow plants Late summer container display Offers Travel and events BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Masterclass online – Success with Seeds Learn how to sow and grow seeds successfully every time – sign up to our online masterclass Reviews 10 of the best garden deck chairs for summer Our round up of classic, luxury and wooden deck chairs. Lawn mowers 4 of the best lawn mower deals in May 2020 Our round up of the best lawn mower deals of the month on our tried and tested models.