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Galactic Bee
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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2006, 09:15:39 PM »

>Is tumbleweed got any use, does it get any kind of flower?

Many plants have the right shape, eventually dry up and break off and blow and are called tumbleweed.  Around here a common one is poison hemlock which has white flowers that the bees seem to work.  I don't know what it's good for.  It's very poisonous.

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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2006, 10:15:53 PM »

Well, that is some pretty interesting information on the site posted that talks about tumbleweed.  One of the most fascinating parts of it is how a species of the Witchety Grub, the cossid, can actually help to break the tumbleweed loose by borrowing into the root of the tumbleweed, and it breaks off at the hole.  Have you read this site yourself, gotta do it if you haven't, fascinating.   I like how the raw grub tastes like butter, but cooked tastes like pork rind.  Wish I had this species of grub growing here, it would certainly be on my dinner plate.   Have a great day.  Cindi


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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2006, 06:46:02 PM »

The rocks are reproducing.  It's hopeless.  But you do get a nice rock pile.  Smiley

Can i get a pair? just joking. Tell me the sunflower seeds sold as bird seed in the pet shops can/do they germinate?
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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2006, 08:07:00 PM »

Tell me the sunflower seeds sold as bird seed in the pet shops can/do they germinate?

Last year I bought a 10 lb bag of the "Oil Sunflower Seeds" sold in the bird feeder section of Home Depot. Many germinated below the bird feeder like weeds. The birrds must have carried others off and dropped them, as they sprang up more than 10 feet from the feeder. I let a few flower and the shape of the plant and the flower were more like the native sunflowers that grow along the roadway here - not like the giant ones you plant in the garden.

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