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Field Of Dreams Tree Farm
(406) 256-0535
3250 Hannon Rd
Billings, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Kings Ace
(406) 656-1445
2264 Central Avenue
Billings, MT
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Flower Seed, Hand Tools, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Main Street Garden Center
(406) 252-8191
2121 Main St
Billings, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Sylvan Nursery
(406) 656-5169
1720 Shiloh Rd
Billings, MT
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Field of Dreams
(406) 256-0535
3250 Hannon Road
Billings, MT
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very competative prices full service nursery

Village Gardens
(406) 656-9847
839 S 32nd St W
Billings, MT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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24th Street Garden Center
(406) 656-3440
805 24th St W
Billings, MT
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Gainan's Garden Center & Nursery
(800) 755-7576
810 Bench Boulevard
Billings, MT
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A-1 Landscaping & Nursery
(406) 656-1932
1730 S 48th St W
Billings, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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One World - Life Products
(406) 839-9969
906 BroadH2O
Billings, MT
 
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Harvesting Sunflower Seeds

The Ultimate Back-to-School Snack

If your house looks like mine your clutter is a direct result of the inevitable back-to-school rituals. I have a pile of last year’s  clothes ready to be handed down to the next child sitting in the laundry room, new backpacks in a heap by the door and stacks of school forms that still need to be completed. Amid the weather-beaten swimsuits that line the bathroom counters, lies the heavy thought that another summer has come and gone. I’m not quite ready to let it go.

In an effort to cram in one last gardening activity before our evenings are spent on spelling and math homework, we’re going to harvest our sunflower seeds. Harvesting and eating the seeds (maybe even throwing a few into those school lunch sacks) is a great way to celebrate one of the most fun and beautiful parts of our outdoor space.

Sunflower gardens are incredibly popular due to their ease and beauty, but often questions arise about how to harvest the seeds correctly. If you have planted an edible variety it is important to follow a few simple steps in order to achieve the perfect snack.

First of all, recognize that drying the sunflower heads with the mature seeds still intact will serve two purposes. It will cause the seeds to harden further, making them easy to remove from the blooms. Sunflowers don’t give their seeds up readily unless they’re dried. Drying the seeds will also prepare them for eating. If you still have compliant weather (dry and sunny), you can dry them on the stems. otherwise, it will need to be done in a covered location.

Sunflowers that are ready for harvest will look dead or dying. They will be wilted, dry and brown, and most if not all of the yellow petals will have fallen off. The undersides of the heads will turn yellow when the seeds are ripe for drying.

Envelop the heads of your sunflowers in brown paper bags. Secure around the stem tightly with a piece of string or twine. This will prevent the loss of any dropping seeds. It is important to use a paper bag, rather than a plastic bag to prevent the development of fungus or mold on the seeds. The paper bag will allow the plant to breathe and prevent the accumulation of moisture. If you need to bring your plants indoors to complete the drying process, cut the bagged flower head from the plant about 12″ below the paper bag. Turn it upside down and hang it in a warm, dry spot with good ventilation.

You’ll need to monitor the progression of the drying process. Open the bag each day and collect any seeds which may have already fallen off. When the backside of the flower head has turned dark brown and very dry, the seeds will be dried and ready to harvest. This process may take between one to four days. When the seeds are dried and if your flower head remains on the stalk, you may cut it from the stalk about 12″ below the bag. Don’t remove the bag or you’ll risk dropping the seeds on...

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