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Hunting Main Board => Just Jawin At Camp => Topic started by: D45/70 on September 22, 2015, 02:13:04 PM

Title: Freezing Giants, I hate to see them go
Post by: D45/70 on September 22, 2015, 02:13:04 PM

Come on you know I can't possibly be talking baseball


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Last year my Granddaughter and I grew some monster sun flowers, some well over 13 foot tall. One in particular had a flower a foot and a half across. We saved and dried this head. Took about half the seeds and baked them slowly after soaking them in brine. The made a pound of salted sunflower seeds, spits.

This march we force germinated some of the dried seeds in a baggy on damp paper in our kitchen cabinets.
The trans planted them in to peat pots . The third week of May we planted them in the yard.
They did not get as big as the parent plant but they bloomed more profusely. The dry summer I think stunted them a little. But now when the heads are, were , filling the nights have been frosting and slowly killing our friendly giants. I don't think there will be any usable heads this year but it's kinda sad to see them struggle and succumb to the cold. well, NUTS I mean seeds Man...





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Title: Re: Freezing Giants, I hate to see them go
Post by: John Andrews on September 23, 2015, 07:00:02 AM
Nice sunflowers, D! Have the birds been working them over, too?
Title: Re: Freezing Giants, I hate to see them go
Post by: D45/70 on September 23, 2015, 11:17:28 AM
Nope
 A squirrel messed up one but it never came back... :knuppel2
Title: Re: Freezing Giants, I hate to see them go
Post by: Big58cal on September 23, 2015, 11:54:05 AM
I grew some a few years ago with the hopes of dove hunting over them.  Guess I didn't have enough because we never did get any doves over them.  The other birds tore them up though.