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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sunflowers are the Most Fun to Grow

Helianthus annus is the Latin name for the most common sunflower grown for its edible oil and meat. This species of sunflower is used a bird food, livestock forage, and in some industrial applications. Helios was the Greek god of the sun and anthos means flower. So there we have it. Sunflowers.

Starting off with seeds is my favorite way to do it. Check out that grass trying to horn its way into the bed. I took care of it shortly after I took this picture.

Ten days later, we added a low fence to keep the kids out of the bed.

Another week and Boy, Howdy, are things looking bright !~!

Growing bigger every day.

From ten years ago - a volunteer from the previous year's crop.

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