Empty Sunflower Seeds?

I cut a head off one of my Mongolian Sunflowers to collect its seeds. But most of them were just empty husks. Have a tried too early or am I just unlucky?





  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    The little flowers in the centre didn't get pollinated. Did you see bees on them?

    Like the secateurs. They are good aren't they? Rather symbolic in this photo, unfortunately.image

  • Yes there were bees on them. Ill have a look at another flower an see what that's like. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    I can't see exactly from the photo, but empty husks either mean low pollination or the birds got there first! 

    The middle flowers are the last to develop and be pollinated.

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