At the end of the season, sunflowers finish their life cycle by creating beautiful seeds.

These seeds are edible and full of nutrients.

Sunflower seeds are very easy to harvest.

They can then be dried and eaten, or saved to plant next spring!

There are a few signs that show your sunflower seed head is ripe.

The back of the head should be yellow with brown spots, or completely brown.

Get more tips on how to tell when sunflower seeds are ripe on our blog.

Harvesting the sunflower seeds is easy, but it takes a little work.

Visit our full guide for step by step instructions on harvesting sunflower seeds.