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Small sunflower harvest

me harvesting sunflower seed heads

The small, multicolored sunflowers were ready for harvesting today.

Most of our sunflower crop still needs a few more weeks.



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Will the seeds be harmed by frost? I have quite a few sunflowers that aren't dried yet and I want to feed them to my chickens eventually. Will the frost harm them? Should I just leave them alone until they are dried on the stalk?
Comment by Anonymous Sat Sep 13 11:38:24 2014
Anonymous --- Frost will kill the plants, but won't hurt the seeds. However, sunflower seeds are like candy for wildlife, so if you leave them out in the garden, chances are something will eat your stash before the chickens get to them.
Comment by anna Sat Sep 13 15:24:35 2014

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