Re: [gardeners] Sunflowers

Janni (
Sun, 23 Jun 2002 19:54:28 -0500

Thanks! We were wondering about the reseeding business. Both my mystery 
plants reseed every year.  I understand there are a variety of colors.


At 04:00 PM 6/23/02 -0500, you wrote:
>Sunflowers are annuals but will reseed readily. If you want really big 
>sunflowers you need to buy
>the type of seed that produces the giants, feed and water them well, and 
>keep the birds and
>squirrels off of them. I once, long ago, grew two acres of them to feed 
>our livestock. Dratted
>squirrels got a good bit of them but there was enough for all.
>There must be a hundred different types of sunflowers out there. If you 
>ever go through Kansas in
>the summer you'll see acres and acres of them growing.
>Janni wrote:
> >
> > For years I have wanted to grow those HUGE sunflowers everyone else in the
> > world but me has. We put black oil sunflower seeds in one of our bird
> > feeders. This year we have SUNFLOWERS!!! First time. My questions: Are they
> > perennial? Do they get a bigger diameter as they grow? And how come the
> > seeds from the packs you buy at the store have a different stem and don't
> > look as healthy? Thanks!!!
> >
> > Janni