I’m going to try something a bit different, at least for my blog anyway. My plan is to take a plant and publish a post just about it. I’ll work my way around the garden and pick a new plant type each post.
I’ll start off this series with a post about the sunflowers.
This is the second year of planting sunflowers in the garden. This year, like last, I planted Mammoth Russian Sunflowers. Last year the tallest plant topped out around 9 feet. For a reminder of how big they grew last year check out the Sunflower Updates post. The seven plants seem to be off to a great start this year, so I am hopeful we will get closer to their potential height of 12 feet. So far, they are just over a foot tall as of today. Not too bad considering they were planted just one month ago.
I still have some of my roasted sunflower seeds from last years harvest. When I am planning to be outside for a decent amount of time, I will pop a handful in my mouth and slowly work through them spreading the spent hulls around the yard as I go. Not exactly an easy thing to eat in the house. Spitting the hulls out around the INSIDE of the house is generally frowned upon.