What are the pros? easy to grow, self seeds
What are the cons? time consuming to harvest
Most amazing plant in my 2016 garden. Some plants grew 9 feet high. The bronze color of the seed heads are striking. Knew they were ready for harvest when all the birds came around. The King Parrots especially loved them.
Harvesting and winnowing them is a job, though. Took me days to do, but I managed 2 quarts of seed from the 15 plants that I made room for. I don't know if that's good or not, but it was good enough for me.
I did try to pop them, but have yet to do so successfully.
A lot of seed was blown into a nearby raised bed and they readily germinated giving me plenty of new leaves to enjoy before a light frost wiped them out.
This is a magical plant to grow and everyone should try it, even once, just for the thrill of it.
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