Every now and then I will purchase bird seed with whole sunflowers in it. Mostly I just use safflower seed so the squirrels won’t dominate the feeder but I do like to give the birds a variety. When I lived in Hernando Mississippi we didn’t have as many squirrels and so when seed dropped to the ground it germinated and I had beautiful sunflowers surrounding my bird feeders. That brought additional types of birds to our yard.

Look at how high my sunflowers got!