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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sorghum from Birdseed

It looks like our Georgia garden critters are taking things in their own hands by seeding some Sorghum plants from Birdseed!
First I thought it was corn, by looking at the plants leaves...
This was on September 8.
Against the repurposed Umbrella Post with Bird Feeder on top.
Pieter always leaves seed out for the mourning doves and for the brown thrasher, they love to search on the ground. Also the Cardinals and others.
So three plants have grown up from sprouted seeds...
This is close to the Bird Feeder that I mentioned in my previous post.
Pieter repurposed that parasol pole on Christmas day, 1998—it kept well!
They seem to be ripening perfectly well—this was on September 21.
We just leave them there for the birds to enjoy later...

Do you see plants growing up from birdseed in your yard?

Related link:
Sorghum Growing in Georgia | previous post by me

24 comments:

  1. Yes, here too. I found it was odd that various wheat plants were growing by our bird feeders. That's nature at work. Birds spread seeds and bees pollinate.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, spilled seeds do germinate!
      But for the time being; this is fun to watch and we wonder IF the birds will harvest them...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. Our birds have harvested the crop and are now making bread to feed themselves.

      God bless.

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  2. Dearest Mariette,
    FB is being strange about posting, so I identify myself in the post.
    Love the sorghum plants. I have one growing in one of my planters. Not sure if it will go to see before frost hits. Like you, we thought it was corn until we did a bit of research.
    Watching birds discover seedy plants is a true joy. They had a wonderful time with the sunflower sports that came up.
    I hope that you and Pieter are not, or will not experience the aftermath of Ian.
    Have a good week end...............Suzi

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      You mean Blogger is strange... Yes, only in Google Chrome I can comment and reply; not in Safari. Guess it is a kind of power struggle between Big Tech.
      Watching birds every day is a joy and we continue feeding them.
      So far it is calm here and Ian is doing his destruction in Florida. So sad for all the damage it leaves in its path!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Ahora acudirán a comer, a la misma planta.
    Besos.

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, pueden disfrutar comiendo las semillas de la propia planta.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  4. We tend to find little sprouts around our seeders as well. Nice photos.

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Yes, it happens all the time that those seeds do germinate...
      Thank you, when the light is good, my iPhone13 Pro does a great job.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. That is interesting. We have not had plants from birdseed, but today we found a little tree which was not there a fortnight ago. The birds have been contributing to the garden again :)

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    1. Dearest Patricia,
      Oh sure, we have gained some Clematis from birds' labor!
      It is funny how things can turn up from seeds, being fertilized by bird poop...😉.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. I love your bird feeder on the umbrella pole. Very creative!!

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    1. Dearest Peter,
      Well, thank you it is a great way for recycling things.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Hello Mariette. I've seen on the news that there's a storm in Florida and South Carolina. Are you both ok?
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Yes, we both are okay, we only had some wind, dark days and about 10°C cooler weather.
      Florida got severely hit... we feel for all those affected by it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. Here has shown in the news. It's been tough. Thank God you are safe
      xoxo

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  8. Your bird feeder on the umbrella pole is such a marvelous idea, Mariette.

    We have a couple of empty planters on our balcony and plants did spout in them although we have no idea what they are. I am guessing they came from seeds dispersed by the wind.

    Happy Sunday, dearest friend. .💙💛🧡💜

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Thank you; we love to recycle and use things we have.
      Maybe the birds dispersed them, after first eating them elsewhere.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Your garden is a buffet for the birds, and now they have another delicacy to eat!😉
    Nature is amazing, isn't it? God knew what He was doing, when He created the Earth!
    Lots of hugs, Mariette and Pieter!😘

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    1. Dearest Paula,
      Guess you are absolutely right—but our birds seem to be spoiled as none of them has yet bothered to pick their own meal! They want it served—ready to eat!
      Oh, the wonders of nature are endless, if only we open our eyes for seeing them daily.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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