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#1416550 --- 09/09/13 05:13 PM Sun Flower Seeds Free
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Just PM me. I have tons of them. These are the 17th generation of the original plantings.
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#1416567 --- 09/09/13 06:46 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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some of my tallest are over 13' multiple heads & colors.
The birds along with my grandbabies love them.
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#1416693 --- 09/10/13 06:48 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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when do u plant these? will they come up every yr or do you plant seeds every yr. could these be mailed in an envelope ?

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#1416697 --- 09/10/13 07:17 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: L EE]
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Early spring. Yes they will grow every year from the seed pods that are made from each plant. These seeds are the 17th generation. PM me your e-mail I'll send photos. Just sent some pictures to a woman in Conn. Very easy to grow.
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#1416778 --- 09/11/13 11:59 AM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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You will find self starters in some strange places where the birds have dropped them I have two in the middle of my yard that I let grow on their own this years.

Yes you harvest the seeds each year and plant the next early spring. Mine are all natural no fertilizer at all. Between the side walk and my fence I have only 4" of growing space. This year I also had one I let grow that started right in the crack of my walk way
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#1416783 --- 09/11/13 12:19 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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Would be interested in some please let me know how to go about getting them thanks

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#1416835 --- 09/11/13 04:18 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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Yes they will grow every year from the seed pods that are made from each plant.


L EE may have been asking whether you have to harvest the pods, and then plant the seeds, or whether just letting the pod drop or pop open, and letting the plants seed themselves, is sufficient to ensure a good next-year crop.

That's my question, anyway.
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#1416849 --- 09/11/13 05:12 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: VM Smith]
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Ok VM each year one has to harvest the flower pod and retain the seeds that are produced. That will insure of another perfect crop. They will also reproduce on their own but a huge waste of seeds each flower has hundreds of seeds on them so by separating the seeds after it flower you will have a lot of new seeds.
No one wants hundreds of seeds all trying to grow in one pile

That's why 20 yrs ago or so I was given a flower pod which I we'll say deseeded to get my first hundred plus plants.
Just finished my last picking with only about 20 plants to
pick flowers from which will yield me approximately 60/80 more flowers, that's a lot of seeds. I'm dehydrating those picked yesterday and today. Then will I hope finish up by Saturday.

Sort of just like reproducing Pot plants by seed.

Does that answer your question?
OBTW I also do my own cross pollination in order to achieve different colors, sizes, height and along with many more flowers per plant. Lots of commercial plants have one flower per plant and all the same color and height. So I'd say mine would be called Hybrids. You know like humans cross breading all sorts of things are effected. JMH
On closing all I can say it worked because the original pod was from a plant that only grew about 3-4' with one flower per plant
which gave me over a hundred seeds to plant.


VM you have to get it now, because you are kidding right?
Because of all people to ask. Ref; "That's my question, anyway."

Bro you may fool some of the people some of the time but can't fool them all,all the time.
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#1416851 --- 09/11/13 05:16 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: senecabird]
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Originally Posted By: senecabird
Would be interested in some please let me know how to go about getting them thanks



Stop in before the end of the month. send me you e-mail and I'll send some photos if you'd like to see them unless you already know me. You know they are free all I ask in return is that you please share them .That's how it all started with me and I got hooked real fast. I do not do photo bucket but did ask another to sent in some pics for me.
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#1416864 --- 09/11/13 06:09 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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As much as I would like some seeds, I can't at the moment go anywhere. Two more weeks before my car is fixed. However I did plant some sunflowers this year. \:\) They are the tiny headed ones. I was thinking of trying to dry them.

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#1416889 --- 09/11/13 08:29 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Sallie]
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Cut them now close to the heads, pull all petals off then hang to dry. When dried you can husk the seeds off, store them in a cool dry place. The late March plant them. If you want to thin them out after they have established themselves, thin to appro 6"
they will grow better and healthier. Water morning and night
until they are about 4' tall and starting to bud. Then enjoy the birds they attract that you might not have seen before along with their beauty they possess.

Yours are nice but little. Wait till my friend post my pictures for you all to view. PM me and I might drop by and give you some awesome seed if you'd like. I do think a German owns the world record for his size plants but not sure. I have had some 18" heads and stalks bigger than a German wrist know what I mean dear? Look it up and you'll be real surprised on the art of growing HUG plants. I love doing it. I also think a 32' plant owns a record but can't remember from where.
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#1416891 --- 09/11/13 08:30 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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Sallie my car is faster than yours
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#1416903 --- 09/11/13 09:09 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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LOL I am sure it is. Mine is waiting for parts and is still in pieces. Sending you a PM.
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#1416970 --- 09/12/13 10:02 AM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Sallie]
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looked at your pictures They are not ready for cutting yet you must of planted a lot later than I do. They are at full bloom right now if the pictures are up to date
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#1417033 --- 09/12/13 03:20 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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Does that answer your question?


Yes. Thanks.
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#1417058 --- 09/12/13 06:36 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: VM Smith]
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You are welcome sir.
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#1417189 --- 09/13/13 04:33 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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Pictures should be coming soon today of some of the flowers that have grown from the mother plant
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#1417222 --- 09/13/13 11:55 PM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: Dr117]
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Dr.117's sunflowers

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#1417223 --- 09/14/13 12:00 AM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: strangeone]
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More of the dr's sunflowers

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#1417224 --- 09/14/13 12:06 AM Re: Sun Flower Seeds Free [Re: strangeone]
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And the Dr's mother load.. This one reminds me of that movie from the late 80's can't remember the name of it...

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