This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

photo shopped sunflower ...

sunflower 3

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunflowers are such happy members of our gardens, aren't they? I was admiring the large one in the picture of your community garden. This spring I tried Grey Stripe - my largest topped out at 9 feet; the largest head was only 11.5 inches in diameter - no record-breakers, but not bad for growing in little backyard planters!

I had quite a battle with critters which kept eating the first seedlings. Finally I remembered an old family trick, clipped my Portie into her "summer-do" and put down dog hair (yes, all those lovely black wavy curls) over and around the seedlings as they emerged. Part of the trick is to use unwashed dog hair - not very appetizing apparently! At any rate, the critters stopped feasting at my buffet and 23 sunflowers flourished.

I never did identify the critters - could have been rabbits or javelina.
-Daisy

September 01, 2008 10:39 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Interesting method!

I just harvested a 15 inch head! I'm about to make salted sunflower seeds.

September 01, 2008 1:41 PM

 

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