Sunflowers are ready to harvest once the heads become brown if you have a particularly wet season however they can go mouldy if this is the case you will need to cut off the head once the back of it is yellowing and allow the drying process to continue in a greenhouse or shed. Sunflower harvesting is a favorite past time of birds squirrels field mice and deer to beat the local wildlife it is important to know when to harvest sunflowers when to harvest sunflower seeds harvesting sunflowers is easy but deciding when to harvest sunflowers can give some gardeners pause. Sunflowers produce a bounty of seeds that can be added to breads eaten on salads or even turned into a creamy nut free sunflower butter growing a seed production variety will increase your harvest of edible sunflower seeds. Growing sunflowers how to plant grow and take care of sunflowers by jennifer poindexter you will wait until your sunflower has finished blooming to harvest the sunflower seeds the base of the head will start off green and turn yellow then it will turn brown. There are several signs to look for when the sunflowers are ready to be picked w skip navigation how to and when to harvest sunflowers what signs to look for and how to extract the seeds
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