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The heads may be droopingThe heads may be drooping because they are getting heavier as the seeds are developing and it's near harvest time. Have the back of the heads turned yellow? However, the drooping leaves makes us wonder if you are overwatering. At this stage, pull back on the water and allow the soil to dry well before you water again. You can deadhead spent flowers--unless you wish to harvest sunflower seeds. For seeds, pick the heads and hang them upside-down in a warm, dry place. When the head is dry, the seeds separate easily!

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