Hey guys! I'm back at it with my garden. I have been away and some things have come up, like WINTER! haha, but weather aside things have kept me from updating on my gardens.
So anyway, Can you guess what is in the above piture , the white out of focus thing. THATS right! it's a sunflower seed!
Once you get a majority of the flower to have mature seeds it is time to harvest. If you look at the pic to the left you can see all the lines of white leading to the center. As well as the darker spots, those being the places where seeds have fallen out. This is good and bad. Because it means I will have larger seeds, but less of them.
Then the time comes to sever the head of the flower! And I have just the tool! That is correct, a hand saw!
Although my job at cutting went well I only got about 1/6 of the way through before the weight of the sunflower head broke the steam and it just fell. Lucky I caught it, because the process of drying it out is what is next to come!
OK! Thank you for being a reader of my blog. And come back soon!