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    aunt sal is offline Germinator
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    when should i take the heads off my sunflowers for the seeds? they are swollen now.

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    Hi Aunt Sal, welcome to the Vine. I'd wait till we've had a good warm sunny day (or two if you can) so they are as dry as possible them cut them of with a bit of stalk on them. If you've a greenhouse put them in there or somewhere sunny to ripen fully, then when they've dried out the seeds should come out easy.

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    Can you eat seeds off all sorts of sunflowers? I have some multi heade red ones????

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    aunt sal is offline Germinator
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    thanks nick. advice appreciated, first year on allotment and doing well, will save some seeds for next years flowers then the rest for the birds and our hamster.

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