Growing Big Bird Sprout Mix

Growing Big Bird Sprout Mix

Seed Storage

Bird Mixes are best stored in a cool location. We suggest a freezer, but a refrigerator works well too. If you plan on storing it for more than 3 months, or you purchase it during a warm season; you should use one of those cool locations. Also, there are some seeds in the mix which are pleasing to a particular pest - the Indian Meal Moth, which can appear out of nowhere when conditions are right (hot). These are organic seeds after all, so there is no other way to keep your seeds absolutely safe from them, except to freeze them. Consider yourself informed =:-}

Plants for Birds?

Some folks have told us that birds also like these seeds grown into plants - on soil. And that birds are well served nutritionally by the soil as well as the plants.

If you are interested in growing our mixes on soil we can tell you that they work quite well, and that all you need is a container with drainage.

Follow these directions if you wish to grow our Bird Mixes into plants:

Sprout your seeds as detailed above, to the point that some of the seeds show the smallest possible Roots, or better yet, just the hint of a Root.

Spread seeds evenly on thoroughly moistened soil.

Cover the container.

Place in a low-light, room temperature location. (70° is always optimal)

Water lightly every day. The goal is to keep the seeds moist (as with all sprouts) until their roots bury themselves in the soil - at which point your goal is to keep the soil moist.

You may uncover your plants at the point when most have sent roots into the soil, or you may wait a few days until your plants are an inch or two tall. Move to a well lit location to turn 'em green. If you use direct sunlight be prepared to do more watering. Keep them moist. Watch them grow. Water from the side, to prevent injuring the tiny plants.

Feed when you like.

Dry Bird Mix awaits Soaking.

8 - 12 hours later... Soaked, Rinsed and Drained.

12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.

12 hours later.... Harvest Time, if you didn't already harvest them. If you wish - you may grow these lovely sprouts into plants, by following our instructions. The following pictures show the plants

Sprouted Bird Mix spread atop the thoroughly moistened medium of our choosing - soil in this instance.

24 hours later....

24 hours later....

24 hours later....

24 hours later.... They're going to just keep growing and growing. You have to decide when to feed this. It's between you and your flock.