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#1 sodisr OFFLINE  

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Posted September 25, 2014 - 09:48 AM

When is the right time to pick sunflower heads.??   The squirrels are getting to them fast...



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Posted September 25, 2014 - 10:31 AM

Wait for the heads to drop, all the sunflower petals have fallen off,  and the backside of the sunflower has turned yellow or even brown.



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Posted September 25, 2014 - 10:32 AM

You can also cut them a little early and hang them indoors.



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Posted September 25, 2014 - 11:43 PM

To deter squirrels try tying a brown paper bag over the heads. The seeds will still ripen but birds and other pests will have a harder time at thievery.



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Posted September 26, 2014 - 06:01 AM

Wait for the heads to drop, all the sunflower petals have fallen off,  and the backside of the sunflower has turned yellow or even brown.

By that time, the Goldfinches have finished them off!  Of course, thats part of why I plant them in the first place.  ~~  Lowell


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