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SpookyShoe April 13, 2019 04:33 PM

Sunflowers
 
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First year growing these. I'm trying the dwarf ones in 2 pots and I was able to sow some of the tall ones in a reclaimed yard waste/compost area. I have absolutely no more room for later sowings right now. I can use a tomato plant area when tomato season is finished for me in late June at the latest. I'm wondering if that's too late to start sunflowers?

The tall ones have catchy names like Apricot Twist, Lemon Sorbet, Moonshadow, Peach Passion, Starburst Lemon Aura, Stella Gold, and Starburst Lemon Eclair.

Wish me luck.

eyegrotom April 13, 2019 07:01 PM

I live in Southern California,so I think the Weather is about the same. I started some in August,and some in November. No problem with either one. If you want to save for seeds or for eating you need to keep a Eye out for the Birds. Mike

PlainJane April 13, 2019 08:36 PM

I don’t think June or even July’s too late. You’ll have 4 months of growing weather at the least.
Makes me think I should start some too!

SpookyShoe April 13, 2019 09:14 PM

What have I got to lose except for a few seeds? It will be a learning experience. The only downside is I'll be doing a lot of watering to keep the seedlings alive and the sun will be brutal.

GoDawgs April 14, 2019 08:26 PM

Pickles is in charge of the sunflowers. They're easy to do, grow quickly and are just plain fun to have around. :lol:

This year we're playing with something someone here (I think) mentioned and that's planting some at the end of each bed to provide a little shade during the heart of southern summers. So she'll plant maybe four across the southern end of each 4' wide bed. Always have to have something to play with!

Whwoz April 15, 2019 02:51 AM

Go for it Spooky, the ones I just cut went in the ground around Christmas so if you have four months you should be right.

SpookyShoe April 17, 2019 12:51 PM

Germination
 
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The dwarf sunflower seeds I potted into plants are sprouting already. This will be fun!

loudog December 2, 2019 01:49 AM

I grew some yacon plants this year, they contain inulin and are called the Peruvian ground apple, good for diabetics to eat, juicy crunchy tubers. Also grew some Jerusalem artichokes and are also tasty roasted. both are in the sunflower family.

SQWIBB December 2, 2019 09:34 AM

[QUOTE=loudog;750560]I grew some yacon plants this year, they contain inulin and are called the Peruvian ground apple, good for diabetics to eat, juicy crunchy tubers. Also grew some Jerusalem artichokes and are also tasty roasted. both are in the sunflower family.[/QUOTE]




I grew yacon once
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I had my daughter make a Yacon Pie, lol I was the only one that liked it (texture thing) I thought it was awesome lol.
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