Sunflower Plants

Seeds of Sunflower

Anonymous added on December 29, 2010 | Answered

I put sunflower seeds in the garden and many parrots came. What should I do to the hull [remaining of seeds] once they have eaten all the seeds? Can I use them as manure for my fruit trees or flowers? Will it harm them? Also,  will the white ants destroy my plants?

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Answered on December 29, 2010

Do not use sunflower seed hulls on plants in your garden. They contain a chemical that stunts plants growth. It is best just to dispose of them.

Try mixing boric acid (Borax) and sugar together into a paste and leave it where the termites/ants will walk through it. You should be able to find Borax at the grocery store in the laundry section. This will poison the pests and they will track it back to the nest and kill the ones there too.

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