How do you know when a sunflower is ready to harvest?
So several of the sunflowers that Jess planted in Ava’s garden have been harvested and laid out to dry. She didn’t get much into the garden before she got too big to dig anymore. The sunflowers and a smattering of marigolds, that was it. We tried spreading a wildflower seed mix but nothing took. I started some new seeds in peat pots this week, so hopefully those will give us a little color before the summer is over.
Speaking of seeds and color, I harvested a ton of hollyhock seeds. I started to put them into packs of 40 seeds each, which worked alright for these
since their seed heads took longer to mature. However I had literally over a thousand seeds from this one:
Instead of counting out seeds I just threw about 100 seeds into each pack, and stopped after 12 packs. I went through the plants yesterday and collected roughly another thousand seeds (pink and some white). Please, if you’d like some hollyhock seeds email me your address and I will give you more than you can use. Bees love love love them.
And in a month or so I’ll have some sunflower seeds to share, too. Giant Greystripe, I think.