It’s one of the interesting ideas for a gardener perspective to provide annuals and perennials that will feed the visiting birds all season; it can be from the seeds of the plant or the bugs that the plant attracts.
But there is another hit idea that now you can grow plants from which you harvest seeds to feed birds. According to Venelin Dimitrov, a buyer/product manager of flower seed and working at Burpee Seeds and Plants, said in this regard that the firstly you need to find out which birds are in your area, then you need to identify the plants that will attract them.
In order to produce a year-round supply, you did need a quarter-acre of land but even if you grow just few dozen of these plants, it’s a great way to use them further after the growing season.
Maybe you have heard about or read about the red millet, as it is a common ingredient in commercial birdseed but that it has little nutritional value, and birds are not having stomach like ours, based on acids and enzymes but instead their digestion system is based on muscles that gizzard is like a mill that grinds seed.
The “Purple Majesty” is really a pretty plant, as it produces a nice seed head that can be dried out and can be used in the winter. And to pick up the seed actually birds can tell you better when the seed stalks are ready to pick up for growing purpose.