For the Birds

FortheBirdspacketFor the Birds
equivalent to 8 packets / 300 seeds each of:
Limelight Millet
Black-seeded Sorghum
(mostly) California Native Sunflower
Grown in 2013.
(photo above shows amounts)
In a congenial location, all three of these excellent and attractive birdfood plants will naturalize, coming back on their own year after year to provide late summer seeds for wild birds or your domestic flock. The sunflowers are the biggest and toughest of the three, growing well along roadsides or at garden margins where soil may be poor and water scarce. Sorghum likes what corn likes; it needs regular water to produce the biggest seed heads. Millet is shorter and more delicate, so keep it out from under the shade of the other two, in good garden soil. If aggressive nearby plants are kept in check, it will reseed too.

Culture: for more info, see individual plant pages.

Saving Seed: See info on each plant’s page.