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SUTTY1

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sunflower seeds
« on: July 10, 2010, 00:28 »
when is the right time to cut the flower heads to dry the seeds and is it ok to dry them in the greenhouse

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Re: sunflower seeds
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010, 12:25 »
Id let the petals die off (watch out for the birdies), cut the heads off and dry them in the GH.
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Re: sunflower seeds
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 21:08 »
Thankyou

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Re: sunflower seeds
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010, 21:31 »
Hae your sunflowers flowered then?
When your drying them out, make sure you put a ray undder them or they end up everywhere!!

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Re: sunflower seeds
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010, 22:40 »
yes my multihead type in full flower at top and sending out side flowers right down the stem.
Are u suggesting i dry them face down with a tray underneath?

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Re: sunflower seeds
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2010, 17:08 »
Put them face up but when they dry they seem to go everywhere, so just make sure theres something underneath or you'll have a green house full of sun flowers next year!(thats what happened to my dad!!!) when they're dry they should just fall out! 



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