Save Money and Help the Environment by Making Your Own Hummingbird Food

Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures that add beauty and charm to any garden or backyard. One of the best ways to attract hummingbirds is by providing them with a steady supply of nectar. While you can buy pre-made hummingbird food from stores, making your own is not only cost-effective but also helps the environment. In this article, we’ll show you how to make your own hummingbird food.

Why make your own hummingbird food?

Hummingbirds are delicate creatures and can be adversely affected by chemicals in store-bought nectar. By making your own hummingbird food, you have control over the ingredients and ensure that it is free from harmful chemicals. Additionally, making your own nectar is more cost-effective than buying pre-made nectar.

How to make hummingbird food

To make your own hummingbird food, you need two ingredients: granulated sugar and water. Mix four parts water with one part sugar in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture cool before filling up your feeder. Avoid using honey or artificial sweeteners as they can harm the birds.

How to store hummingbird food

Hummingbird food should be stored in a clean container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If you have leftover nectar, do not let it sit out for too long as it can ferment and cause harm to birds.

Tips for attracting hummingbirds

Apart from providing them with a steady supply of nectar, there are other ways to attract hummingbirds to your garden or backyard. Planting flowers that produce nectar such as salvia, fuchsia or bee balm will provide an additional source of nourishment for these beautiful birds. Additionally, placing feeders near bright-colored flowers will attract more birds.

In conclusion, making your own hummingbird food is a simple and cost-effective way to attract these beautiful creatures to your garden or backyard. With a few ingredients and some basic steps, you can create nectar that is free from harmful chemicals and help save the environment. Remember to store your nectar properly and follow the tips to attract more hummingbirds to your space.

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