This post has been sitting in a draft state for a little over a week now. With Halloween just around the corner and the new show on Fox, the title seemed to jump to mind for this post. We received a decent amount of rain and the heavy heads and weakened soil was too much for two of the sunflowers. They both fell forward and landed on the zinnias.
Below is a view from behind the follow flower. You can see where the ground gave way and the plant pitched forward.
While I appreciate the zinnias helping out, I figured I better take care of them or they will keep falling over. This calls for a decapitation!
In order to remove the sunflower head, I resorted to the long handled loppers. These were two of the smaller sunflowers. I may need to get a chainsaw for the big fella on the end when his time comes.
Now that I have two sunflower heads… what am I supposed to do with them? Guess that will be my next research project.
Fortunately for me, I have a few helpers to clean up the heads and sample a few seeds. I don’t think they were too sold on them plain, but my guess is roasted and salted will win over a few more fans.