eeekkkkkkkkkk! excitement on our lil farm! malania and I worked one night late planting 8 varieties of sunflowers, it was a race against the sun and we got them in late but I said what the heck- a sunflower is a fall-ish, am I right?! so tonight we went out to measure and we have our very first bloom! this first pic is the start of a bloom from Ferry Morse Seed Co, sunny hybrid mix.
Pictures 3, 4, 5 & 6 you can see malania standing next to the heirloom Titian from @bakercreekseeds , followed by a row of giant whites from baker creek as well. we will share the varieties and our thoughts on each as they begin to bloom. you can see the growth from July 30th as they weren't quite to Malania's shoulder, and tonight as they tower over her. the other 6 rows are quite small but we planted them in rows according to their height.
she is so proud!! her smile was big tonight.
we want to plant three times as much next year, but this was a start until we learn more. we planted them because they are gorgeous BUT they also will feed our flock. •
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