Lowes and Walmart are selling defective Bird seed. I’ve personally planted many brands of bird seed and I was watering the seed every day. In utah we are in a draught so selling seed that wasted water.
I asked people at Lowes how to plant the seed and they wouldn’t tell me. Lowes seems to have lots of untrained sales associates.
Not to say Lowes workers aren’t useless they are very helpful in other areas. But they don’t understand bird seed.
So I went to petsmart to see if they knew how to grow birds from seeds and sadly they just laughed at me. They pointed to cages full of birds to sell me a wide range of birds. they aren’t in the business to create competition. So I left angry.