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Free Seeds that come with Fertilizer!!!!!

 
Peter Fishlock
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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 beef pie 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>

what are ya thoughts peeps?

 
Jesus Martinez
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We get loads of blackberry seeds fertilized by bears around here.
 
Guy De Pompignac
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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


permaculture can make people doing weird stuff
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Leila Rich
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Purple bird poo on a car? Sounds like mulberries to me!
 
Peter Fishlock
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Guy that is so funny, its glad to see somonoe else out there is obsessing too, feeding your seeds to chickens so they poo them out what a great idea!!!

Leila Mulberries would be GREAT!!! and for the record I am glad im using bird poo and not bear poo!!!

this is why I love!!! these forums

 
David Goodman
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@Guy De Pompignac

That is hardcore. Permie props on that graph.

@Peter

Heh... what a great thread title.
 
Guy De Pompignac
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And the best is that passage through digestive track of birds greatly enhance germination rates
 
Peter Fishlock
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I will keep everyone updated , ill plant them and see what comes through

thanks for your posts peeps

 
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