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What do you do with sunflowers after they die?
Once your sunflowers have died back completely and the backs of the blooms are brown, it's time to harvest. You'll also notice the seeds are plump and somewhat loose. Cut the stalk with sharp scissors or pruners, about one foot down from the flower head, and place in a container that can catch any loose seeds.
Do sunflowers need a lot of water?
Although sunflowers require a lot of water to germinate, they only require an inch of water per week during the growing season. Use a watering nozzle to easily water once a week until the top 6 inches of soil is moist.
How do I protect my sunflowers from slugs?
Discover six ways to stop slugs eating young plants, below.
- Use organic slug pellets.
- Water in biological control.
- Use copper barriers.
- Let them eat bran.
- Mulch with grit.
- Use beer traps.
How often should I water sunflowers?
Most sunflowers are fairly drought-tolerant once established, but will bloom better with regular water. To be on the safe side, water sunflowers well when the top two inches of soil are dry.
What is the best way to grow sunflowers?
To grow sunflowers you need a sunny, sheltered spot and a good soil – add plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost before planting, if you can. Protect the young plants from slugs and snails and water your sunflowers regularly. You may also need to stake them if they're in an exposed position.
What type of soil do sunflowers need?
Sunflowers are sun worshipers that grow best in spots that get six to eight hours of direct sun per day. They have long tap roots that need to go several feet into the ground, so sunflower plants prefer loose, well-drained, somewhat alkaline soil with a pH of 6.
How do you replant sunflower seeds?
Put the sunflower seeds in a paper envelope. Label it clearly with the variety and date. Then seal the envelope in an airtight plastic container and store it in a cool, dry spot until you're ready to plant.
Can you eat raw sunflower seeds?
While the seed itself is encased in a black and white striped shell, sunflower seeds are white and have a tender texture. Known for their distinct nutty flavor and high nutritional value, you can eat the seeds raw, roasted, or incorporated into other dishes.
How do you know when sunflower seeds are ready?
Harvest when seeds are plump and developed. Harvest when flower petals begin to dry out and fall off. Harvest when the back of flower turns from green to yellow (if you are cutting the stem off to dry). Harvest when the back of the flower is brown (if you are letting seeds dry with the stem intact).
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