FYI gardeners

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 2:11am
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last night at work ( i work at Lowe's) i was reading a container of wild flower seeds., packaged by:
Ferry Morse, "the hand that seeds the world", called Quick and Easy wild flower mix for 500 square feet
ITS 89.5% PEANUT HULS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now the container is properly labled but its not something i expected to find peanuts in. so i wanted to pass along the info to any gardeners that wanted to put in a wild flower garden. every variety in the shaker cansters are mostly peanut hulls.
i was thinking about puting it along the fence near my childrens swing set. im glad i decided to read the lable to see what seeds are in the mix.
just wanted to pass along the info ...

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 3:01am
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Thank you!!
It's not something I would've thought to look at either. The learning with this allergy never ends!!
Thanks again for the heads-up.
Lisa

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 4:18am
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Thanks for that info. I would not have looked at ingred. list.
FYI - we planted sunflowers along the fence of our swingset.
Rachel

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 5:34am
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Let me also add that evidently COMPOST ACCELERANTS may also contain peanut products. This was an eye-opener even for me... and I always think that I have seen it all...
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] Someone always seems to come up with new ways to ruin our day, huh?

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 9:11am
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oh wow! I used 1 of these yrs ago but don't know if it was before or the summer after diagnosis! I would like to write and complain about this...labeling needs to be very obvious since you wouldn't be looking for it...is it obvious? tjsmom

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 10:33am
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Thanks for the heads up. Thanks to this board I also look carefully at bird food for our feeders. There are quite a few brands at Home Depot that have peanuts in it.

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 9:46pm
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we found out the hard way about bird feed and peanuts. so now we only feed the birds sun flower seeds.
last year the squirls and birds planted a thousand sunflowers under the bird feeder and along the fence because they were so messy. it looked realy pretty . maybe ill just plant more sun flowers this year.

Posted on: Thu, 05/04/2006 - 5:31pm
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Quote:Originally posted by smudgesgarden:
[b]we found out the hard way about bird feed and peanuts. so now we only feed the birds sun flower seeds.
last year the squirls and birds planted a thousand sunflowers under the bird feeder and along the fence because they were so messy. it looked realy pretty . maybe ill just plant more sun flowers this year. [/b]
What kind of sunflower seeds did you buy? Are the big bags in the bird feed dept safe?
eta: I mean safe for my dd to handle, not eat. Just clarifying. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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[b]~Gale~[/b]
[This message has been edited by gw_mom3 (edited May 05, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 9:48am
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gale
i just got the big bag of black oil sunflower seeds at the grocery store i dont know what the brand is. it didnt say anything about may contain peanuts. we havnt had any problems, but john dosnt go near the bird feeder and i have moved it away from the kids swing set just in case.

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 3:01am
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Thank you!!
It's not something I would've thought to look at either. The learning with this allergy never ends!!
Thanks again for the heads-up.
Lisa

Posted on: Wed, 05/03/2006 - 4:18am
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Thanks for that info. I would not have looked at ingred. list.
FYI - we planted sunflowers along the fence of our swingset.
Rachel

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