What do you do with the sunflowers after the flowers have died and they are so heavy they about...
to break off?
I suspect by this question, you haven't heard of sunflower seeds
The flower head is filled with seeds use them to grow new plants. use them in your bird feed, use them as a snack , drying the flower head take out the seeds and use them.
yes, smartass~but do i get the seeds from the large flowers when they die or before and do I just tear down the long stalks?
I usually take and cut off the sunflower heads when they are drooping over. That way the birds can get the fill they want and I still get some to use for the next year.
However, cut them off with enough of the stem left so that you can tie them up. That way they will not be laying on any surface which could allow some pests to get to them. Then you can hang them up in a garage or other area to dry for a little while. That makes it easier to get the seeds out of the head.
Usually I let them dry for about a month and they can easily be pulled out or you can bend the head and break them out. (this way tends to be more messy though)!
Hope this helps you out.
Cut them off, put them in a protected place away from rodents and dry them for a couple of weeks. Use them for bird seed over the winter. Or, you can simply cut them off and hang them outside now for the birds to eat right off of the heads.
I leave mine where they are, the green finches and other garden visitors soon deal with them.
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