So guys I come across a new discovery for me earlier today that made me think enough to post on here.
Its just like the title say, "Free Seeds that come fertilized" what it didnt say was that you dont get to pick the seed type you want, its totally random.
I think under the category of Resources in Permaculture this comes under Opportunistic.
I made the discovery whilst in town looking for a totally new type of resource by way of a suet based minced beefpie for lunch. I parked up just round the corner from the shop and went to get my pie, on the way back I noticed a big bird Poo on my windscreen, the colour of the poo was deep pinky purple!!! and on closer inspection i noticed it was full of medium sized seeds about 20.
Then it got me thinking and I remembered I saw purple poo on the back of my van the day before!! So i went around the back and sure enough there was seeds on the back too. but less some had dropped off in transportation.
So now I am the proud owner of approxiamtely 30 FREE RANDOM seeds already fertilized by the poo they come with!!!
Its true I dot know what these seeds are, but I think its safe to presume that they are from a purple/ red fruit or berry, which is local to my area and that the local birds like!!!
I hope to grow these and once I identify what the plants are, it will determines where I put them on my new allotment. if there nothing more than a berry bush I put on the edge to attract birds then thats fine with me>
Eheh, i think about that before, but i want a little more control so i hope to hire my chicken to do the job
As i'm little nerdy, i searched about digestive time of chicken, and i found an article about number of hours to poo (see attachment, from "Passage rates in poultry digestion using stable isotope markers and INAA"),
Here is my plan : isolate birds for 6 hours (not necessarily without food but without seeds) before night, then feed targeted seeds (seabuckthorn, goji ?), lock birds in the coop, and harvest the precious seeds-and-fertilized package in the morning