How to Grow Sunflowers

Who can resist feeling happy or hopeful when staring into the face of a bright sunflower? Very easy to grow, attracts beneficial insects and birds, edible seeds, and beautiful, uplifting flowers. Botanical Information Taxonomy Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Genus: Helianthus from Wikipedia History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories […]

Fodder Radish

Details Raphanus sativus Open-Pollinated Type:  daikon good compost crop good for livestock fodder Shape: big and un-uniform Color: white Maturity: 70-182 days Size: large Yield: roots are large & juicy; big leaf production as well Taste: “edible big juicy roots” BG Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance: ? Notes: recommended for microgreen production Extremely valuable compost crop […]

Oilseed Sunflower

Details Helianthus annuus Open-Pollinated Type: seeds used for oil production Color:  flower: bright yellow seed: all black Maturity: 100 days Size: flower: slightly smaller than other ornamental sunflowers stalk: 6′ tall seed: small Yield: seeds yield high oil content Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance: tolerates hot weather Notes: Recommended for microgreen production attracts bees & […]