To harvest sunflower seeds, remove the flower head from the plant and allow it to dry. Remove the seeds from the flower, and air-dry or oven-roast the seeds. Harvesting sunflower seeds requires several days to allow the ... More »

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Sunflower seeds sprout in seven to 10 days, and the plants mature and produce seeds in 80 to 120 days, depending on the type of flower, according to Burpee, a seed distributor. Plants need to be about 2 feet apart. More »

To make salted sunflower seeds while the seeds are still in the shell, soak the seeds in salted water, and bake them in the oven. Toasting of the outer shell can be done before removing them from the oven to be sure they... More »

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To plant sunflower seeds, place the seeds in a sunny area that has well-draining soil. Some varieties of sunflower require a stake for support. More »

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Sunflower seeds are a popular snack and a staple in baseball dugouts, but there’s more to eat on the sunflower than just the seeds. The entire flower is edible and, with the right preparation, different parts of the sunf... More »

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The sunflower adapts through its heliotropic head, bristles on the stem of the sunflower, leaves that are broad and oppositely positioned and overall versatility. Sunflowers can function in a variety of climates and soil... More »

According to plant and seed company Burpee, sunflower seedlings should be pruned in order to create a sturdier and more wind-resistant adult plant. Seeds must initially be planted in groups of 2 to 3 seeds. When the seed... More »