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Potted Sunflowers





Sunflower Seeds are tasty on their own and add delicious crunch to cereals, salads, chicken dishes and yogurt parfaits - and now research shows they can keep you energized all day long!

The reason:  A single handful (2oz.) prvides a full days dose of vitamin E, and Yale researchers have discovered that folks who get their daily RDA (22.5 IU) of this powerful nutrient from food, not supplements, have more energy and endurance.  Keep them on hand or better yet, grown your own.  It is easy and fun to do!
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Sunflowers are easy and inexpensive to grow!

Place seeds 1" deep and 6" apart in average to rich soil.  Plant in full sun, where they will not shade other plants.  Water well and keep the soil failrly mooist until the seeds sprout.  The seeds should be ready to harvest in 70 to 90 days, when the back of the flower head has turned mostly brown.  Cut the head off, leaving a few inches of stalk.  Hang to dry in a well ventilated area.  Extract the seeds by rubbing two flower heads together.

East raw or roast lightly in the oven.

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When planting them in pots, make sure the pot is large enough to hold the top heavy plant.  Put one plant per pot so there is plenty of room for root growth.  Try placing a plant stand with wheels under the pot so that you can move it around to where the sun is.

Sunflowers are useful, lovely and easy to grow.  Give it a try!




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