Thursday, October 06, 2011

They Were of Mammoth Proportion

My sunflowers brought me quite a bit of happiness. They were super tall and impressive. This was the first year I had these majestically tall flowers in my garden, and I don't plan on it being the last. Monday of this week though, it was time. Time to harvest the flower heads and hang them somewhere out of the relentless rain to dry. There were 27 mature flowers that were cut, put into paper bags, and hung to dry, in my parents' barn, since I didn't have enough room in my basement to hang 27 Mammoth Sunflower heads. If all goes well, in a few weeks, the heads will be dried and we can harvest the seeds, roast and salt them, and devour their tasty goodness. That is, if they don't mold and don't get eaten by bugs or mice... That is a big fear of mine.

5 comments:

Heather said...

I LOVE the picture of Josh underneath of them. Wow, they are most impressive!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow!!Those are amazing!! I planted sunflowers at my inlaws this summer and none of them came up .:(
I think they were eated by a critter before they were even able to come up.

Bethany said...

I planted some last year, but they never grew. They were really old seeds. Hope you have better luck next year Steph!

Martha said...

Next year I am going to grow Mammoth Sunflowers and I know just where to find some seeds.

Bethany said...

Mom, you are pretty funny... LOL