Annuals forum: curing sunflowers

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Sep 25, 2013 10:17 AM CST
Mine are so tall and have huge heads and now they are dropping over before ripe and I am wondering if I take them off and lay them up somewhere if they will ripen?
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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Oct 24, 2013 6:07 AM CST
I'm not sure if they will once they're cut. I've tried it before but the birds always beat me to the seeds!

Now I just tie the stalks to a post or fence to keep them upright and cover the seed heads until they're ready.

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