Titan Sunflower Makes Babies

Remember Titan? He had a gigantic flowerhead--over a foot wide. And, yes, he was full of seed at harvest time. I plucked his head, dragged him home in a bag, and hung him up to dry for a while. Actually, for quite a while. I picked the flower in early September when I harvested one of the donkey-dong trombetta squashes from Mr. Yogato, so it's been hanging around for almost two months.

Getting tired of having to bend around it when watering or tending some plants, a week or so ago I decided to finally pop all those seeds out. I got about two and a half cups worth of seed--I don't even want to hazard a guess about the number. Several hundred? Some were too tiny, some misshapen, others I just didn't get out, some fell under the bed or the couch and will be lost until I sweep up. But I have so many...! I planted a few in tiny pots, just to make certain they are viable--and, behold! That they are! There are three, now, that have germinated.

Next year? Titans everwhere!

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One Response to Titan Sunflower Makes Babies

  1. hi Kenneth,
    I have awarded you the Scrap Blog award on my blog. I would love to have you participate, because I enjoy your blog very much. It would be great to learn more about you. If you don't want to, I understand.


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