Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~Gerard de Nerval
I harvested my Sunflower seeds on October 5th with the help of my Blue Healer! I had two sunflower plants this year. This one was huge and produced tons of nice plump seeds.
When the flower head was brown and very dry, the seeds were ready to harvest, and they came out pretty easy. I then set them on a single layer on newspapers to dry them even more.
‘Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
After drying, I have stored them in several jars for planting next year. I collect all sorts of everyday jars that are perfect for storing seeds. Notice the small 2″ ketchup bottles? All the seeds shown here are from one Sunflower head. There was quite a bit more that I left on the head for the Momma and her baby deer that visit our yard.
With all these seeds, I have more than enough to plant rows of sunflowers in the spring. Its gonna be a looong winter of waiting. Do you have a favorite plant or flower you collect seeds from?
With every seed that is planted in the garden, it’s growth is your hope for a brighter future. ~Pamela Kinney
Happy Fall Ya’ll!