It was a sad day today, our homegrown sunflowers had to be chopped down. I grew these from seed earlier in the year, along with some nasturtiums (which haven’t fared so well!) and was amazed at the size and speed at which they grew – they have really brightened up the garden so we were very sorry to see them go.
I was left with hundreds of sunflower seeds which I harvested. I have a few plans for these little tinkers………
I’ve made some little seed envelopes to give to people as gifts, these will be part of my christmas hampers I started working on last week with my rhubarb and raspberry jam. Each envelope will contain 10 little seeds to be planted in the recipient’s garden.
A simple gift provided by my garden.
To make these I used:
- 10 brown envelopes
- a potato which I cut in half and carved into a sunflower (ish!) shape with a craft knife
- emulsion paint for printing ink
- A little Alphabet stamp set I bought from Muji
- home grown sunflower seeds
I’ll still have a few seeds left over to use in my next batch of granola!