Sunflowers – Click for Larger View.
Corn is hard to grow in our soil and climate but sunflowers and pumpkins are very easy. This variety is black oil seed sunflowers – something new for me. Generally I grow Mammoth sunflowers simply because I enjoy their immense size.
Come fall the pigs and chickens will harvest the various plantings to supplement the waning pastures. Then they’ll winter over in the summer gardens, adding fertilizer so that by next spring I can begin another cycle of planting for their winter food.
Outdoors: 78°F/50°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 67°F/65°F
Daily Spark: I love pigs, they turn vegetables into bacon. -Anon