It seems like a good time to give a status update on the sunflowers. It is really hard to get an accurate idea of how big they are getting from just a picture so this time I brought out the measuring tape. Below are a few pictures with the measurements.
According to what I have read, this variety can grow as much as 4-6 more feet (12-16 ft). I’ll be surprised if mine get much taller. The cooler weather we are having in July seems to have slowed a lot of the plants down.
These should make for some interesting cleanup come fall.
Perhaps I should plant a whole double row of these next year across the back property line for a summertime privacy fence.