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Seller Notes: Germination test date and results will be on packet.
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Climate: Sub-tropical, Temperate
No need to fill a feeder when you grow your own black-oil sunflowers.
Birds not only bring sound and color into the garden, they can help eliminate insect pests that damage your plants. The least you can do is repay them with some of their favorite food -- black-oil sunflower seeds. Songbirds including finches, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches and jays are all attracted to black-oil sunflower seed. This type of seed has a softer shell than the gray-striped type, with a larger meat that has a high oil content that provides more energy for the birds. They are the type commonly used for commercial bird seed, a widely grown cultivar that you can plant in your own backyard.
Sow seeds when the soil temperature warms to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit, 1 1/2 inch deep in clusters of three seeds with clusters 6 to 12 inches apart, depending on how large your want the mature plant to be -- space farther apart, the larger you expect your black-oil cultivar to grow. When you are planting in rows, they should be 3 feet apart. Water in well. Seeds should germinate in 10 to 14 days. Thin seedlings to the strongest plant in each cluster when plants are 3 to 4 inches tall. Snip the extra seedlings off at ground level with scissors to avoid disturbing the roots of the strongest plant. Mound soil up several inches around the base of remaining sunflowers.The plants will establish additional roots to help support your black-oil sunflowers' 4- to 5-foot stems.
Multiple orders of 10lb bags will be shipped in 10 lb increments, with a tracking number provided for each 10lb purchased.
Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).
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