For years, it’s been no surprise for us to find sunflower seedlings sprouting underneath our bird feeders.
The bird food in our feeders has a large proportion of black oil sunflower seed.
It’s a favorite food for birds, since it’s meatier and has a high oil content.
The thin shell makes it easy for all birds, including the smaller ones, to crack open.
This year, I decided to rescue a few of the seedlings in the spring and move them over to the vegetable garden.
I planted some marigold seeds in the vegetable garden at the same time. But for some reason, they didn’t sprout this year.
Which is why I was thrilled this week to see more color in the garden, when three of the sunflower plants starting blooming.