I’m going to tell you how to harvest sunflower seeds and what you need to make sure you have during the process. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to successfully harvest sunflower seeds without any problems.
The word “sunflower” derives from the Latin, meaning “to unfold like a flower.” Today, sunflowers are used as a symbol of peace, freedom, and hope. This is because the seeds resemble a “bud” or flower.
You take your seed head and pull it off. Then, you remove the hull and husk and then soak your sunflower seeds in water for an hour or two. After soaking, you need to drain your sunflower seeds of water and spread them out in a single layer. This is so that the sunflower seeds don’t clump together while they dry.
First, cut down the stalks, then chop them off at ground level. This leaves them flat, easy to handle, and protects them from wind damage. You can remove the seeds from the heads, but some seeds are still attached to the heads.
When you harvest sunflower seeds, you need to take care of the sunflower plants and soil and keep the environment clean. It is essential that you collect sunflower seeds at the right time and don’t damage the plants.