I’m going to start 2022 with this picture of my favourite sunflower and a bird feeder. A sunflower that sprouted from a seed that made it out of the bird feeder and past the juncos and chickadees and squirrels and blue jays. My favourite sunflower might not look like much right now. But I have … More A Sunflower To Start The Year 🌻
Ten Seeds by Ruth Brown is a book about the value of starting with good seed. The unnamed narrator starts with 10 sunflower seeds. And recklessly sows all 10 into the garden, holding none back in case they need to reseed the crop. The 10 seeds are faced with a number of challenges as they … More Farmer Book Club: 10 Seeds
Are sunflowers good for #seedsavingformarketgrowers? 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 There’s the squirrels, the birds, and the children tearing up those mature heads to get the seeds. But you can work your way around that by covering the flowers once they start to set seeds with onion bags. You can also cut the seed heads and set them to … More Can Market Growers Save Their Sunflower Seeds?