When are sunflower seeds ready to pick?

Answer Sunflower seeds are ready to pick duringSeptember and October. Their picking time is indicated when the yellow petals dry and fall, the back of the flower head turns brown and is dry, and seed coat... Read More »

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When are sunflower seeds too old to plant?

The shelf life of sunflower seeds is approximately two years. Seed producers recommend storing sunflower seeds in a dark, dry and cool place at a temperature between 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 70 de... Read More »

When do you plant sunflower seeds?

On One Hand: Warmer Month PlantsSunflowers grow quickly, usually taking around 85 days to mature completely. Plant seeds from late February through July for blooms to mature before a snow or freeze... Read More »

What kind of sunflower seeds are used to grow the sunflower greens?

Sunflower seeds for planting come in two main types. The first kind has a shiny black shell and is used for planting sunflowers with high oil content in the seeds, for use in bird seed mixes and su... Read More »

I have Niger, sunflower, bird mix and peanuts hanging in my garden. Only the sunflower seeds get eaten?

The niger or black thistle is favored by a lot of the finches. Sunflower is a major draw to a lot of birds and I would expect peanuts to generate some interest. The bird mix, however, contains a... Read More »