Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Volunteer Sunflower

We had a GIANT volunteer sunflower grow right by our front porch.

It was probably about 7-8 feet tall, except that the flower was so heavy it hung up-side-down. Even bent over, the plant was taller than me.

One day as we drove in, there was a little blue bird on the sidewalk flying up to it and eating the seeds one at a time. Unfortunately, he stopped before we could get any pictures.

Last night my husband decided it was time to harvest it. He cut the flower, followed instructions online, and now we have delicious fresh roasted organic home grown sunflower seeds!

Many of the seeds are empty; we saved about 20 of them in hopes of planting them next year, and I hope some of what we saved are not empty and let us repeat this awesomeness!

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow- that is a huge sunflower head!

    I hope they turned out delicious!


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