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#1 bobdolerson

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:30 PM

FOAF used the quick soak method from the forum and soaked/rinsed some wild bird seed, bagged it, and PC'ed some; unfortunately, due to time constraints, most of the seed had to stay for a couple days. Looking at it, it looks fine, contam free, but some of the seeds have started to grow, leaving tiny little stems coming out. If FOAF PC's this, it should kill the plant, and sterilize the seed from contamination, should it not?

Thanks, any WBS people that know the answer.

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#2 hyphaenation

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:38 PM

Sprouting means rotting plant matter, not a good thing.

If you do have to toss it the birds will love it !

#3 fedshtkpndrk

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:13 PM

If FOAF PC's this, it should kill the plant, and sterilize the seed from contamination, should it not?


You got it. Ive pc'ed wbs that ive had sitting out for a couple days with no issues. Depending on what type of wbs you get, it cant have a plethora of foreign debris. Just take out the sprout and PC the rest of the wbs, you should be fine.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:19 PM

Thats the thing with viable grain seed, you need to be able to finish all that you prep in a day or two or you get germination. If you have to hold off on some, its best to keep it submerged in the water and in the dark til you use it. It helps keep it from germinating so quickly. The moral of this story is only prep what you know you can cook. I've fed quite a bit of seed to the birds myself lol. peace Foster




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