- Because they are such natural beauties
- Because they are easy to grow
- Feed the Birds
- Use in Both Fresh and Dried Floral Arrangements
Is there anything difficult about successfully growing to harvest Sunflowers?
- YES, you need a spot that is truly FULL SUN.
- Yes, you need to get the seeds in the ground early...like NOW!
A little secret: You can find much more detailed information here on the internet using GOOGLE search.
Gardening Tip:Aim for an early crop by planting a little before the recommended "after danger of frost" note on the seed packet.
I have had better luck growing sunflowers close to a fence or beside a building. ..[adds support for the large, tall bulky growth. Some varieties are not so tall though. I recall driving past vast acreages of SUNFLOWER FIELDS in the north Texas area as we returned from the Dallas Market back in the 1990's. Obviously these rows had no support.
[I have only grown one or two rows in each season ]
If you choose to plant early...sew your seeds generously then it is not likely you will loose all of them even with a surprise weather event.
If your spring weather comes on early with no surprises then you'll have as they say "a bumper crop"
Happy Gardening...Bountiful Harvest!