This time of year we used to....
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?
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• 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?
• 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.