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Surprise Sunflower Patch - How to Care 4?
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WallSal55    Posted 07-08-2004 at 11:08:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
My birdseed scattered off the cement (old) cistern near the front door. Have a beautiful
Sunflower patch. Adequate rainfall and have not
had to water them. (Watering the sunflowers with
our well water usually starts them to wilt from
the bottom up). We have found mother nature does it best.
Anyway, I have left the Large heads on for birdseed.
On the smaller plants, I did cut the tiny sunflower (head) off as it is done blooming, so
as to bring on more repeated blooms. Am I
doing this right?
I know my husband says he would like to grow
a huge patch someday for the birds, but is there
any special care or way?

mike    Posted 07-08-2004 at 13:28:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I plant a few rows in my garden to feed the birds thru the winter, and space them about a foot apart , when they get about a foot tall I plant cucumbers between the plants and cucs climb the sunflowers. when the cucs are ready to pick you can do it standing up,plus it doesn't take the space in the garden as it does if you plant them in hills,and easier to keep the weeds out--mike

DigitalMat    Posted 07-09-2004 at 06:51:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I imagine you could also plant pole beans with the sunflowers?

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