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Sunflowers

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:29 am

We cut a couple heads off the kids sunflowers before the birds had a buffet. These things are a PITA.


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picked those evil seeds off

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they soaked in salt water overnight

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Re: Sunflowers

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:30 am

roasted 45 mins on 350 ready to eat. Hope this helps if someone wants to start raising them.

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Re: Sunflowers

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:32 am

I've got a Kroger store down the street that sells them by the bag.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:37 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I've got a Kroger store down the street that sells them by the bag.


oh yea well I got a Kroger, food kitty and walmart that sells them top that :lol2: I told kids it was fun growing them but can't we just buy them next time lol They agreed and decided they want to grow cantaloupes next year. I said yes please lets do those.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:55 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I've got a Kroger store down the street that sells them by the bag.


oh yea well I got a Kroger, food kitty and walmart that sells them top that :lol2: I told kids it was fun growing them but can't we just buy them next time lol They agreed and decided they want to grow cantaloupes next year. I said yes please lets do those.


My Kroger sells those too.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:45 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I've got a Kroger store down the street that sells them by the bag.


oh yea well I got a Kroger, food kitty and walmart that sells them top that :lol2: I told kids it was fun growing them but can't we just buy them next time lol They agreed and decided they want to grow cantaloupes next year. I said yes please lets do those.


My Kroger sells those too.


You win... :lol2: :tiphat:
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:48 am

oh yea well I got a Kroger, food kitty and walmart that sells them top that :lol2: I told kids it was fun growing them but can't we just buy them next time lol They agreed and decided they want to grow cantaloupes next year. I said yes please lets do those.[/quote]

My Kroger sells those too.[/quote]

You win... :lol2: :tiphat:[/quote]

Nah, I just don't like Sunflower seeds and cantaloupes.

Tell me about your tomatoes and it's GAME ON!
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:02 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:oh yea well I got a Kroger, food kitty and walmart that sells them top that :lol2: I told kids it was fun growing them but can't we just buy them next time lol They agreed and decided they want to grow cantaloupes next year. I said yes please lets do those.


My Kroger sells those too.[/quote]

You win... :lol2: :tiphat:[/quote]

Nah, I just don't like Sunflower seeds and cantaloupes.

Tell me about your tomatoes and it's GAME ON![/quote]

We had quite a few of those this year I just finally got to where the end rot stopped by using the liquid calcium and next year I may put that calcium lime on them. I am still getting yellow maters. I didn't cut them down this week.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby dun » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:35 pm

We used to stash themin the attic till they dried then the seed just brushed right off of the heads.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby hillsdown » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:36 pm

I used to grow my own for Tim our Cockatoo . I just laid them in the sun with a cheese cloth over them and the birds left them alone . They came out quite easily when they dried .
I love the sunflower itself they are beautiful ,not a big fan of the seeds anymore but ate tons of bags as a kid when we would go camping . I like pumpkin seed once and a while now .
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby Jogeephus » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:31 pm

I planted sixty acres once for dove hunting. Learned deer like them. Never saw the first flower. Can't remember one ever getting above knee high.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:03 pm

those got to about 9 foot tall its crazy.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:04 pm

dun wrote:We used to stash themin the attic till they dried then the seed just brushed right off of the heads.


Now you tell me lol
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby dun » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:13 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
dun wrote:We used to stash themin the attic till they dried then the seed just brushed right off of the heads.


Now you tell me lol

Shoulda asked
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:41 am

dun wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
dun wrote:We used to stash themin the attic till they dried then the seed just brushed right off of the heads.


Now you tell me lol

Shoulda asked


:lol2: :tiphat:
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