Friday, June 4, 2010

Counting the seeds of sunflowers

the top half of sunflower head

the bottom half of sunflower head

a sunflower head.

The five bigger plants are very resilient and wish to stay a lot longer. The natural drying process is too slow and really put my patience to the limit. Then I decided to cut them and dry them indoor. There is a basic difficulty in determining the right and appropriate moment to detach the flower head.

I just hope, it wasn't too early and the seeds collected later after indoor drying process is complete, will be healthy and germinate well.

bangchik

8 comments:

  1. If this were a round petri dish of bacterial colonies it would definitely qualify as 'TMTC' (too many to count). However, being a beautiful sunflower loaded with seed babies is much more appealing.

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  2. I wonder how long you need to count the seeds.

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  3. Hi bangchik,
    Hope you will hv plentiful of healthy seeds!

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  4. Yay! More seeds means more plants!

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  5. So many seeds - so little time :)The more the merrier.

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  6. Rebecca @ In The Garden
    They will run to hundreds I think.

    rainfield61
    It wont take long to count... haha.

    Malar
    There will be sunflowers all over soon...

    AaronVFT
    Sure, more plants soon.

    Poetic Shutterbug
    To be honest I don't I need that many.., a few will do..

    have a nice day
    ~bangchik

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  7. Hi Bangchik, i've seen a post from a blog that the arrangement of sunflower seeds followed the Fibonacci numbers http://scienceray.com/mathematics/the-fibonacci-sequence-in-nature-the-mystery-of-golden-ratio/. One of the wonders of nature when mathematics can be fully evidenced in nature. Wonderful.

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  8. ~Andrea
    They do assemble in a prescribed manner, so neat and replicable each time. The Creator has imposed a set of rule and formula for living things to follow.... Fibonacci for Sunflowers.

    BANGCHIK

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