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Getting started with Black Oil sunflower seeds.

We’ll eat some and try to grow some in the garden.

April 30, 2010 Seattle Times

Yardsmart: Think big with sunflower seeds

The key is to look for black-oil sunflower seeds in the pet section, not the garden section. Most major discount stores as well as national pet-supply chains and home-improvement stores sell them alongside traditional wild-bird foods. A 10-pound bag costs roughly $10. That is thousands of seeds that can generate thousands of plants.”

Here is the video that got us interested in trying this:

More here:

Something Simple & Positive


Years ago, we did some sprouting at home. We got away from it as other projects came along.

Thinking about growing some sunflowers this year, and came across this really nice video:

We are ready to get back at it.

In the past, we tried alfalfa, clover, & lentils.

Alfalfa at top of page and below: