It’s All about The Benefit and Function of Sunflower Planting

Post On: October 27, 2011
In: Garden

Sunflower is a nice yellow flower which is originated to have lived in North American. If you grow the sunflower at home, you may perceive many benefits since sunflower can be utilized from oil, seed and beautiful blooming condition. Your garden will be great if you can grow this flower. It is so simple and easy to cultivate. You may decorate them in the garden in the rectangular form. If you want to carry sunny feeling, you may place it in a pot and in the outdoor table or even patio. There are many things that your should know before you plant any sun flower in the garden. If you see the common picture in the television, picture or magazine, you see that a sun flower is picturized as a yellow petal flower with thick green stalk.

Nice Sunflower

Nice Sunflower

The petal is so wide and tall. However, such images are not totally true in the reality. There are many sizes of such flower that you may pick to plant the garden. You may get them with the height from one up to two feet. The height of the blooming condition can reach around 3 up to 4 ft.  If you want a taller flower, you pick it with the height up to 5 ft. The gigantic sunflower can be seen on its variant called as Cyclops. The 15 feet high flower can be found too in wild living area. Let’s shift the topic on the seed of this flower. You may see that the seed can be utilized as snack.

Seed of Sunflower

Seed of Sunflower

Most of the flowers can generate such seed not only for us but also for animals too like the raucous and winter bird. You may consume the seed in toasted or even raw condition depending on your personal taste. If you have grown the sunflower at the garden, you need to know the time of the harvest for such seed. If you have scrutinized that the disc located behind the sunny flower has been yellowed, you may harvest it. What you have to do harvest it is so simple; you just have to leave the sunflower from its stalk.

Oil of Sunflower

Oil of Sunflower

If the petal had been fallen off, it is better for you to wrap the seed with brown paper bag. It is intended to prevent the bird to eat the seed. If the disc is in brown color, you may see that the seed will fall off automatically. If you want to get lots of seed to eat, you may pick the sunflower in the variant of Mammoth Russian. If the seed generated by your sunflower is in vivid black color, you may assume that it can make high quality oil. The sunflower oil is utilized for cooking dishes and making salad. You may see such oil is bottled in the market just like any other oil of soybean and corn. The oil from such yellow flower is good for the health since it contains unsaturated fat and contains 68 per cent of linoleic acid. So, have you realized the benefit of sunflower?

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