I have a question. I read in a magazine that yo can take the dried Sun Flwer Heads, hang them in trees and coat the with peanut beuuter and seeds for the birds in the winter... has anyone done this?
I haven't tried that, I just leave them where they grew and let the Gold finches eat the seeds right off of them, or put the seeds in the feeders.
I let the heads dry on the plant then pop them off. I do put peanut butter and then press them in bird seed. The birds love it.
I didn't have much luck in drying mine and what heads did dry, the birds didn't seem to like the seed. Hope you succeed! Sounds like a great treat for the birds.
wow... ok Thanks guys!
What is peanut beuuter? Is it americanese for something else I have to learn all over again on this site?
sorry Colin.. Peanut BUTTER!
I never said I could type! :-)
All joking aside do not put peanut butter out for the birds as the salt content is deadly for them. It isn't too good for us either. I am banned from eating it now. Mind you I did like a bit of bread with my peanut butter. Just put the heads out as they are and the birds will love you for it.
Actually all the sunflowers growing in my garden have been planted by birds either dropping them or burying them for later use.
Blessings be with you my friend.