Hundreds of seeds in each sunflower blossom.
I just watched a youtube video on how to harvest and roast them.
I learned that you know they are ready to harvest
when they are striped black and white.
These are ready!
I've learned a lot this year about growing sunflowers.
I planted 12 seeds in April and 6 plants survived.
The ones I lost were from a combination of not staking them from the beginning
(which I should have done and will next year)
and also what I thought at first
was heavy rains beating them down and breaking the stalks.
But it actually wasn't the rain. I discovered some bugs on the them
and we sent a picture to my husband's awesome entomologist friend.
He told us they were agricultural termites
and that either fire ants or a little spectracide would kill them.
And sure enough, after they were gone,
none of the other stalks broke even after heavy rain!