This year we won the Pass Creek Fall Fair competition for the largest sunflower head. The specimen I cut from our garden just before last weekend’s festivities measured a whopping 18 inches across. Since last weekend, I’ve employed my daughters Eden and Nyssa to remove the seeds from this head, which we completed last night. The total seed yield weighed in at just over a pound (478 grams). These are good eating seeds, so now we will dry them off and roast some of them for eating. The rest, we’ll save for planting next spring, or possibly sell off for aspiring competitors!
Image via Wikipedia The author of “Uncertain Peril – Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds”, and former USDA lawyer, Claire Hope Cummings discusses the necessity of farm security. Claire uses the prop of a box of Kellogg’s frosted flakes to point out that the box of cereal has mostly genetically modified, chemical laden, nutritionally […]