This time of year we used to....

@celticeagle (119128)
Boise, Idaho
October 15, 2015 7:46am CST
harvest the sunflower seeds. It used to be like a yearly thing. Watch them grow and bulge out with the seeds. They grew so tall and towered over us. Harvesting them and roasting them was such fun. I don't see any growing around anymore. Don't people grow them anymore? Is it just too easy to go buy some?
11 people like this
17 responses
@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
15 Oct 15
What you used to do sounds such fun, but I suppose it's much easier just to buy them now.
4 people like this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
Yes, it is easier but not as much fun.
1 person likes this
@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Oct 15
They are not hard to grow so I don't know what the problem is.
3 people like this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
@Marcyaz ....Sometimes we would get ones that didn't start well. This could be the reason.
1 person likes this
@Blondie2222 (22365)
• United States
15 Oct 15
I never see them around either. I think it's because people rather buy then grow anymore.
3 people like this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
Yeah, growing seems to be a lost art or something.
2 people like this
@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Oct 15
@celticeagle I think it is becoming a lost art in some places.
2 people like this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
@Marcyaz ...It seems so.
1 person likes this
• Sri Lanka
15 Oct 15
This is a good habit.I also like grow sunflower but I havent not enough spece for that.I admire your work.
3 people like this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
Thank you. That is nice of you. I don't have space here either. I used to grow them.
2 people like this
@gudheart (12743)
15 Oct 15
Maybe it is because it is easier to buy than grow. Not sure. Shame people have lost interest in growing fresh veg and fruit.
3 people like this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
They can be a little difficult to get started.
3 people like this
@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Oct 15
I see the Sunfloweres every once in a while but not like I used to. They grow so tall and the flowers are really pretty it is a shame that not many people grow them anymore.
2 people like this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
I so agree. I used to see fields of them around here. Not so any more.
2 people like this
@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
15 Oct 15
@celticeagle what a shame we don't see more Sunflowers anymore.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
@Marcyaz ....Any hollyhocks?
1 person likes this
@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
15 Oct 15
Please refrain from 'suggesting' your posts to me - I have no interest in this type of post. I will peruse and read posts that I want to read regardless of suggestions. If you continue to suggest your posts to me, I will have no choice but to unfollow you, block you and read NONE of your posts. Understand?
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
My goodness. Please do unfollow me. I shall you as well. And do have a nice day.
4 people like this
@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
15 Oct 15
@celticeagle Goodness - he sounds like one to avoid!
2 people like this
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Oct 15
@celticeagle You handled this well - like a lady with lots of class! Well done!
1 person likes this
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
15 Oct 15
I have never tried growing any, sounds like fun lol
2 people like this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
It's such fun to watch things grow.
2 people like this
@allknowing (68647)
• India
15 Oct 15
My maid has promised me seeds. They have fields of sunflowers.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
They are so pretty.
@allknowing (68647)
• India
15 Oct 15
@celticeagle Now that I have taken interest in planting seasonal flowers after a long long time, sunflowers will soon be here.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 15
@allknowing ....Oh, are you having some sent in? LOL
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Oct 15
I've never harvested sunflower seeds but it does sound like it would be a fun thing to do.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 15
It is okay. And they are tasty after you toast them.
1 person likes this
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Oct 15
@celticeagle I love sunflower seeds. I could sit and eat them all day.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Oct 15
@simone10 ....My daughter loved them when she was a young girl. I finally broke down and tried some one day and really liked them too.
1 person likes this
@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
16 Oct 15
Our neighbours over fences on both sides grow them and we love watching them peep over the fence at us. Such happy flowers. I've never tried roasting the seeds though.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Oct 15
You can eat them raw I just like to cook everything I guess.
1 person likes this
@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
21 Oct 15
@celticeagle I should have added, mine have always come in packets from the shop.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct 15
@valmnz ....Ah, I see.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Oct 15
These are my favourite flowers. We has some in my garden as a child and they used to give me comfort during so many unhappy times. I still love them especially as they turn their 'faces' to the sun. I smile when I see them!
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 15
They are ones that affect us that way aren't they?
1 person likes this
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Oct 15
@celticeagle Oh yes!
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Oct 15
@cynthiann ....I enjoy watching them grow up tall and form the seeds.
1 person likes this
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
15 Oct 15
I used to see and do it too..now its hard to find sunflowers anymore..
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
People too busy looking at their cells phone to plant a sunflower.
2 people like this
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Oct 15
@celticeagle There is a lot of truth in this!
2 people like this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 15
@cynthiann .....Sadly so.
1 person likes this
@PainsOnSlate (20414)
• Canada
17 Oct 15
My daughter grow them every summer, she saves some of the seeds for the next year and lets the birds have the rest. I love the look of the tall beautiful flowers.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct 15
Good for you too.
1 person likes this
@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
17 Oct 15
You made me wish I had a garden but not while I am living in an apartment.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Oct 15
I know. I live in one too.
1 person likes this
• United States
16 Oct 15
I never really thought about the growing part of sunflower seeds but I do love to eat them!!
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 15
It's interesting to learn how things work and grown.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
16 Oct 15
My garden here is filled with them. They are so good for controlling bug. Plus I love the seeds to make oil with. I love the giant flower too. they are beautiful. The first time I ever saw one was in Italy when we were there for my dad's work. We were sort of out of the town and in a smaller village. There the people around grew a lot of food. The boy next door introduced me to them for the first time. I was only 6. He gave me one to take home and roast. He told me I needed to soak the seeds in salt water and then roast them in salt. I didn't bother to ask how so I dumped the flower in a bucket and poured in a bottle of salt and filled it with water. My mom flipped out to say the lest. In the end we did get them roasted and they were delicious.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 15
Marigolds are supposed to be good for bugs too. I only soak them in salt war and do not roast them in it. I don't care for salt much. What a cute story. Kids are amusing.
@LadyDuck (170608)
• Switzerland
15 Oct 15
I grow them, we do not eat the seed, but I feed the birds with them.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Oct 15
Yes, we used to do the same. Had scads of them for the birds in winter.
1 person likes this