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What's this weed?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Flatbedford, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    A few of these popped up on the edge of my lawn this summer. We had bird feeders out all winter, and the birds were dropping seed all over the place. At first we thought they were going to be corn, but they are not corn.
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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Looks like millet. It's a common cheap filler seed in birdseed mixes.
  3. bioman

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    Shattercain, runs rampid in missouri!
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    BG is probably right with pearl millet but it looks similar to some sorghum sudan crosses I've seen. How tall is it?
  6. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    I was going to say sorghum as some grow it for feed and needs half the water of corn.
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Remember this is NY. That's why I think it is pearl millet sprouted from the birdseed.
  8. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    We have a local mill that bags animal and bird food. You never know what the bin may have in it for leftovers.
  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Rats?
  10. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    I know they use millet for filler. Most birds won't eat it until they're at death's door.
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