moldy birdseed

Rake4LeavesMarch 20, 2010

It was very wet winter here in SE PA. Wonderful weather this weekend.

I opened a small galvanized trash can of birdseed (sunflower seeds)

to discover it's all moldy. Can small portions of it be discarded

in layers in a compost pile?

Thanks!

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Yes, is the simple answer. Be sure the seed is well buried in your compost pile since, even mouldy, those seeds could germinate and some seeds have what ends up being noxious "weeds" in your garden.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 8:23AM
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Rake4Leaves

Thank you for your response. The moldy bird feed are sunflower seeds,
so it would be interesting to see any survive a deep spot in the compost
pile.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 10:42PM
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piedmontnc(7b-8)

I had a compost pile going on a patch of dry clay that I was trying to improve to turn into a flower bed. I made my wife promise me to throw anything organic she wanted disposed of onto that pile (except office paper). One day I came home from work to find she had dumped 5 lbs of moldy bird seed onto the pile...needless to say I spent the rest of the summer vigorously hoeing and hand weeding the new 'flower patch'.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 10:14AM
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