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One Seed Weigh-off & Wrap-up Party

  • Martha Cooper Library 1377 N Catalina Ave Tucson, AZ (map)

It's time to harvest your sunflower seeds if the heads are dry and wilting! 

When the backs of the flower heads are yellow and the bracts are brown, wait about 2 weeks and then cut heads with one foot of stem. Spread face down on cardboard and dry for another week. Lie them seed-side down on a sheet and gently beat the back of each seed head with a stick. Remove seeds and store in their kernels in  a cool, dry place. Save some for yourself & some for the library. 

Your donation will join the donations of other gardeners, ensuring we have seeds to plant for seasons to come.

Please remember to attach a donation form and to your donation! Feel free to ask a library staff person to print one out for you.

Can't come to the weigh-off?
You can bring your saved Black Russian Sunflower seeds into any PCPL library location

Earlier Event: September 21
Autumn Community Seed Exchange
Later Event: September 21
Workshop: Backyard Vegetable Gardening