Collecting seeds from sunflowers

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  1. osippi

    osippi Active Member

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    Early this year I began germinating some sunflower seeds. The variety is Autumn Beauty. Well, most of them are probably about 6-7 feet tall. Most of them have bloomed or are blooming, too.

    The blooms are absolutely gorgeous. But! I would like to collect seeds from them. I'd like to know the process of harvesting the seeds so I can grow them next year.

    Thanks!
    Lakota
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Great! Thanks!

    I just checked on my sunflowers and there's two heads that have dropped all of their petals and I can see seeds beginning to grow on the heads. I'm really excited!


    Thanks again for the help!
    Lakota
     

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