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I planted my Alliums as bulbs last year and they all have wonderful seed-heads at the moment. Should I leave these for the birds, or can I plant them?
Also, are they edible?
Geraldine Blatchley.



The seeds (little brown seeds) do germinate quickly, but it takes years for them to flower (3-6 years), so you will end up with loads of leaves for a number of years. These are edible...kind of chive/onion taste. Not sure if birds eat the seeds - could add them to a mix of bird seed and try.

11 Aug, 2011

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