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by shaddo
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Seeds
Replies: 17
Views: 4385

Re: Gourd Seeds

The seeds arrived today and in great shape!!! Thanks again!
by shaddo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Seeds
Replies: 17
Views: 4385

Re: Gourd Seeds

Hi. I don't get on the internet regurlarly but I sent 2 different gourd source seeds - and when I went to the PO to send them (sat) they said it was way overkill. One gourd has a ton of seeds. Goood luck. They like natural gourds woth S&K porches better than big bo V2 plastic gourds. Use lots of fe...
by shaddo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Seeds
Replies: 17
Views: 4385

Re: Gourd Seeds

Mail me a stamped padded post office envelope at: Chris Barber 437 Will Raby Road Toney, AL 35773 I don't use email anymore thanks to yahoo. The seeds are from gourds my late buddy Darrel developed over the years. There is not enough interest in growing nice gourds to sell them, and once a person m...
by shaddo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: 8 ROOM PM HOUSE IDEA
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: 8 ROOM PM HOUSE IDEA

Okay I couldn't tell from the previous photos that the doors swing open downward. This looks okay but I don't like the magnets. A heavy bird like a hawk or owl might be able to pop open the door by just landing on the porch. Or if a raccoon climbs the pole and grabs the porch... You could put a sma...
by shaddo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM Site Pictures JHCox
Replies: 19
Views: 3337

Re: PM Site Pictures JHCox

Hi shaddo I have been trying for 4 full years now get a few visitors but no pair of PM yet to nest. I don’t know if you can tell from the pics but im offering 3 styles of cavities. Modified S&K barn, super gourds, & Bo9 gourds with tunnels. There are 24 gourds total and 6 over sized cavities in the...
by shaddo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: PM Site Pictures JHCox
Replies: 19
Views: 3337

Re: PM Site Pictures JHCox

Looks good to me. How long have you been trying to establish a colony?
by shaddo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Seeds
Replies: 17
Views: 4385

Re: Gourd Seeds

Send me a PM with your address and I'll send you seeds that make really nice shaped gourds. Caution... I grew nothing but gourds in my melon patch and the next year (last), I had a ton of volunteer gourd plants come up after tilling to where my friend didn't want to bother planting corn. Now I have...
by shaddo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trapped Martins
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Trapped Martins

I only set traps in cavities that I know are being used by starlings or sparrows. The nest gives it away. Typically I wait until they have laid eggs so when I put the trap in they will push themselves to go inside and not just go build a nest next door because something is "off" with the cavity I ju...
by shaddo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Honey Bees
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Honey Bees

I will chime in. My father and I recently got in to honey bees. Last year I put 3 hives up on his property where he has Martins. I didn't see any loss of bees and they both did just fine. (Martins and bees) Anyway. According to the beekeeper forums. If your going to breed queens....You "might" run i...
by shaddo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Seeds
Replies: 17
Views: 4385

Re: Gourd Seeds

Thank you so much for the reply. I will check them out!
by shaddo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Open some or all cavities
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Open some or all cavities

I am going to test some knowledge on this subject so don't take anything I say to heart. Been awhile since I have been able to keep Martins. As a matter of fact my parents still have my old houses up and the bottoms are falling out....rotted aluminum. The houses were put up in 1997 or 98. The Martin...
by shaddo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourd Seeds
Replies: 17
Views: 4385

Gourd Seeds

Hello everyone! Thanks for the add admins/mods. Where does everyone who grows gourds for Martins get their seeds at and what variety of gourd? I know back in the day you could buy them out of the PMCA store but I can't seam to find them listed anymore. If memory serves me correctly the variety is "L...