How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds For Planting Or Eating

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How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds [Beginner’s Guide]

Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), are an absolute must-have in your summer garden. Gardeners love them because they’re easy to grow and generate colorful seed heads. In addition, their golden yellow flower petals are a sight to behold in full bloom.

These annual flowers are available in over 70 distinct types; each other sunflower variety has its unique form, size, and color palette. Different flower varieties in a large variety of hues and textures can make your landscape and cut flower bouquets look amazing.

Their massive seed heads are harvested and dried for a variety of uses by many home gardeners.

You can keep some raw seeds in an envelope for replanting, eat roasted seeds for a nutritious snack, or added to your bird feeder. 

Are you ready to learn how to harvest sunflower seeds?

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Top 12 Sunflower Companion Plants For Your Garden

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Sunflower Companion Plants For Your Garden

Sunflower plants are one of our most beloved summer and fall blooms. With its colorful flowers, the sunflower is consistently ranked among the most sought-after flowers globally. 

Sunflowers attract pollinators with small to large flower heads and are available in various colors, hues, and dimensions.

The common sunflower plants are terrific as stand-alone plants, but they can be good companion plants with different other flowers, agricultural crops, and vegetables in your garden. 

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Best Time To Plant Sunflowers [Beginner’s Guide]

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Best Time To Plant Sunflowers [Beginner’s Guide]

Last updated: 10/30/21

The sunflower is a plant that is easy to grow, very versatile, and makes touching, caring for, and sometimes planting the seed all real simple. Many people plant sunflowers in their yard because they are easy to grow, easy to look after, and easy to harvest.

But, if you are new to vegetable gardening, don’t leave sunflowers out of your plans. Our beginner gardeners often wonder what is the best time to plant sunflowers.

Its lovely yellow flower heads greet summer like a warm smile. Beautiful sunflower blooms have an interesting trait in that they turn to follow the sun’s passage across the sky. They move from east to west and then return to the east at night.

Sunflowers are easy to grow since they withstand heat, are insect resistant, and grow quickly in continuous blooms. In addition, they can adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions because they are native to North America.

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