- Jennifer Garner just shared a new Instagram video harvesting sunflower seeds.
- She got the seeds from all the huge sunflowers in her garden, but harvesting didn’t go exactly as planned.
- Jen looks adorably throughout the whole video and glows with makeup-free skin.
Jennifer Garner isn’t just a talented actress, amateur dancer, and jump rope maven, she’s also completely crushing her gardening game. Evidence: An adorable new Instagram video, where she not only has a bunch of fully-grown sunflowers—she also harvests seeds from them.
“Sunflower seeds come from sunflowers,” Jen wrote in the caption. “I know—🤯🤯🤯. Emboldened by the success of the nice man on YouTube I gave it a try and so here you go.
In true Jennifer Garner style, the video is pretty much everything. “Today’s not your day,” she tells one droopy sunflower, before getting ready to totally chop its head off. “How you doin’?” she says to another one. At one point, she accidentally walks through a spider’s web and hilariously says, “Pardon me, Charlotte. Go ahead and rebuild.”
Then, she says what everyone thinks whenever they even touch a pile of dirt: “I’m living off the land!”
On to the harvesting! Jennifer starts out by trying to pop out her sunflower seeds by hand, before deciding she needs to “innovate” and use a spoon to scrape them out. “I’m getting every one of you! I will not waste you!” she says at one point, as she tries to get out every. last. seed. “My professional opinion is, this might be a waste of time,” she adds later, with a smile.
She eventually soaks her seeds overnight in a bucket with water and salt. Aaand then Jennifer comes back and admits she actually left the seeds in the bucket for a few days—and there’s some gunk in there. “It’s only a few of them,” she says.
Jennifer eventually spreads the seeds out on paper towels and says she can “identify many problems,” like the fact that she picked them too early and they soaked for too long.
Later, she spreads them on a pan, puts them in a 300 degree oven for 40 minutes with a little salt and olive oil. The best part: When she goes to eat them, she can’t find the seeds. “Somebody stole the seeds,” she says.
“The moral of this story is that sometimes it’s nice to make a lovely snack for your chickens. And that is what I’ve done,” Jen says. In the final shot, you see a bag full of Jennifer’s sunflower seeds, marked, “chicken feed.”
The whole thing is hilarious and so, so relatable. And, in between cracking up, you might notice the fact that Jennifer’s skin is super glowy without makeup on. Btw, she goes makeup-free pretty much all the time. “If I’m shooting a video or posting