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HARVESTING YOUR OWN SUNFLOWER SEEDS VERY EASILY
Sunflower are Annuals...However, two years in a row, I had countless of Sunflowers grow from dropped seeds the following Year. However, Why bother buying a pack of Sunflower seeds next year, when you can supply them yourself. Here are 5 VERY EASY STEPS TO HARVEST YOUR OWN from your Sunflowers this year!
cut it right away, wait a touch more than usual than any other faded flowers... than not to much longer after, dead head the sunflower head.
(2) Quickly with your hand Brush off the Orange/Yellow baby petals & your seeds will be reveiled & then place the sunflower head in a dry spot for a couple days to allow the flower seeds time to fully dry. Don't wait to long, I've found they become too moldy and brittle after a longer period of time.
(3) Once fully Dried & Ready, Slightly Bend Flower Head and/or you can even split flower head with your hands & with just your fingers, simply push the sunflower seeds right out. They come out very easily. You will be surpised how many seeds you will get from one Sunflower head.
(4) Once done removing all your seeds, place on dish or flat surface of any sort and allow them time to completely dry out, leaving no moisture whats-so-ever.
(5) Once seeds are completely dried out, Simply store them in something for the following year. Most gardnerers say to store them in paper sandwhich bags & They could very well be right because I still have much to learn, I'm only a 3rd Year Gardener. However, for the last 2 years in a row, I stored my seeds the first year in mini tupperwares & this passed year I stored them in mason jars & 2 years in a row, I not only filled my garden with my sunflowers but because I had so many seeds, I shared countless with my neighbors & filled their gardens with them as well! The Neighbors loved them!!!
(P.S. If you don't want to harvest them, You can follow the same exact process and instead of storing them, You can eat them. They are edible! (ONLY the 10-13ft) Sunflowers. After picking the seeds out of the flower head, bring them into wash, allow them to dry on a paper towel, as well as tapping them dry with a paper towel as you flip and turn them. Once are all fully dry......place them on a cookie sheet, with a dash of salt over them, put them in the oven at about 375 degrees for about 15-18 min.... less or more depending on your oven and wa'lah....you made your own Sunflower seeds to eat!)
(P.S. Have A Toddler, Include them by helping you pull out the seeds. That's how easy it is to do. You can not only occupy them for quite some time but your also teaching them about flowers and how they grow by seeds, etc. They love it. When my 4 yr old see's me cut a faded sunflower head, he gets so excited because he knows he's going to pull the seeds out!)
Something Simple & Fun as well as Very Rewarding!!!
Hope U Enjoyed The Pic Collage As Well as The Little Tips!
We used a Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation Kit to change our kitchen cabinets from light to dark. The kit was fairly easy to use and would use it again. There's just a lot of waiting in
between coats to dry. We has used it previously in our master bathroom to try it out first and loved the results. We chose the Chocolate color and used the glaze. We chose to use a paint brush since the instructions recommends using a brush if you are using the glaze. I think the paint lines give the glaze something to hold onto.
Commented on Jul 17, 2012
Just beautiful...I love everything you did, the back splash and the new hardware..excellent
We just moved in our house 7 months ago and are going about the process of bringing the rooms up to date. These stairs were stained and the carpet was pulling up. We decided to pull up
the carpet and paint a faux runner. We used Sherwin Williams porch and floor enamel in 6213 Halcyon Green and 7035 Aesthetic White. We added the vinyl letters for a finishing touch. To read more about this project, check out our blog http://bella-tucker.com/2012/05/stair-makeov... and make sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up with all of our makeover projects http://www.facebook.com/bellatucker
Commented on Jul 09, 2012
L O V E it!!! Great job!!! What color did you put on the walls?
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Commented on Jun 14, 2012
we have 7 acres and soooooooooooooo much work to be done...this would help to finish our
fencing project that we're doing a little at a time...