have grown a bumper crop of sunflowers this year and would like
to save the seed to use in my cooking. How should I do this?
the heads start to droop and turn yellow, you can cut them off (with
about 50cm of stem) and store them in a cool, dry place until the
heads are dry. Put a paper bag over each head and tie with a rubber
band, then hang upside down so that any seeds that fall out are
easily collected. Unfortunately, extracting the seeds from the husks
is not so easy!
Gardener, Issue 90, 2002, Page 20
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.