The first time I have grown organic Sunflowers from seed, is this lovely season. 🙂
The plan, is to harvest the Sunflowers in late August and collect the Black Sunflower seeds for a larger plot next year.
As apart of the goals for the “Butterfly Forests Homestead” in New Zealand, is to be one hundred percent self sufficient and Eco-friendlily [tiny carbon footprint; in harmony with Nature]. 🙂 Purchasing a Seed Oil Extractor, we shall be able to produce organic Sunflower Seed Oil for years to come. Sunflower Seed Oil is expensive. Organic Sunflower Seed Oil is even more expensive to purchase in various health foods stores.
Also, Daniel and I can sell very reasonable priced Organic Sunflower Oil and various other Organic Seed/Nut Oils to the public, in our future CSA/Small Store. ❤ 🙂
Keeping this in mind, there are many pluses of producing your own food:
1.) In-depth information of what is in my food [all ingredients].
2.) Obtaining the pleasure of independence to create my own food/condiments, without relying on a grocery store.
3.) Not having to spend an arm and a leg for clean, organic-food in order to maintain good health.
4.) Knowing where my food comes from [not left in the dark].
5.) Full firsthand knowledge of the environmental conditions in producing my foods, and the relationship of garden, earth, natural resources and nature/wildlife.
6.) Knowing anything I grow and eat will be organic and have a respective “life cycle” of safely going back into the garden as organic compost, to create a continuous loop of healthy food.
7.) Feeling awesome that I have an ever-growing list of life skills. 🙂
8.) Peace of mind and security: Avoid the worries/stress of the extra cost for organic food. I also have various important costs/bills to pay for.
Cheers to the future, and a better connection to Mother Earth! 😀