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The Best Method For Deadheading Sunflowers After They Bloom
Deadheading sunflowers means removing their wilted blossoms to encourage the growth of new blooms in order to extend their blooming period.
Deadheading can be done whenever they begin to lose their color and vibrancy prior to seed production, as this shows that the blooming season has concluded.
For this practice, you’ll need a basket for the snipped heads, pruning or gardening shears, and gardening gloves to protect your hands.
Locate the first set of leaves of your sunflower and pinch the stem at its base. Make a diagonal cut below the flower and half an inch above the healthy leaves.
The same goes for any dead leaves you see. By removing those, your plant can focus all of its energy on the next blooming flower.