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14 Apr 18 Therese Elizabeth Ries (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi I have planted and grown with some success King Sunflowers . When they have finished flowering and the heads start to drop , should I cut off their heads to dry out the seeds for sowing for the next season ?
16 Apr 18 Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
Let the plant die back a bit before cutting the seed head off.
20 Apr 18 Carol (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Watch out for parrots/cockatoos though! Tie a lightweight fabric bag over the head while you wait for the plant to die back and the seeds to dry
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