As you’re considering what to plant in your garden this year, you might have thought about sunflowers. Sunflowers are a wonderful and fun plant to grow; they are gorgeous in the garden, easy to plant and propagate, and their seeds are also an amazing source of fat, protein and nutrients.
Growing the same amount of calories and nutrients from other sources isn’t always so simple, so sunflowers are a great option for the beginner food garden. If you’re trying to get your kids more involved in gardening, sunflower is a really fun way to do that. They can easily plant and tend to the sunflowers themselves, and they’ll love to help with the harvesting–and eating–of the nutritious, delicious seeds.
This video shows how to harvest and process the sunflower seeds. When you’re choosing what to plant, it’s always a good idea to think about the whole process of growing, not just planting and caring for the crop, but harvesting, processing, and storing as well. So if you’re considering growing sunflowers, this is a great video to watch beforehand to see if it’s something that would work for your garden. Enjoy:
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