How to harvest sunflower seeds?
This is my first time growing sunflowers and they are Titans (really HUGE). I just noticed this morning that there are some seeds on the ground near the plants (they weren't there yesterday). This must be a sign that it is time to do something, but I am not sure what! LOL
Am I supposed to cut off the heads and let them ripen? Do I leave the heads on (some are really straining under the weight), cover them with cheesecloth and let them ripen, or are they already ripe?? They don't really look like seeds to me on the head itself?????
I wanted to use some for replanting next year, some for eating and some for birdfood.