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Sunflower seeds and growing

Sunflowers and Germination

Helianthus annuus, also known as sunflowers,  brighten any size garden with their large daisy-like flowers in  shades of yellow, orange, red and bronze. Tall varieties of this easy-care annual are usually used for back-of-the-border plants, cutting gardens and food for wildlife. Shorter varieties make colorful additions to traditional cottage gardens and any container. Sunflowers are an easy plant to start from seed, germinating quickly under the right conditions and growing rapidly.

Choosing the

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Growing sunflowers

Harvesting Sunflower Seeds

How to Harvest and Collect Seeds from Sunflower Plants

We are getting near the end of our summer growing season here at Celtic Farm, and have started to harvest seeds from spent sunflower plants.  We left quite a few to harvest their seeds, and wanted to share how to gather.  Below is a guide to gather the seeds.

When to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

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