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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Best Method to Use For Growing Sunflowers


Sunflowers like nothing better than the nutrient rich humus that can only be found in an organic garden. This type of natural organic fertile soil is what will have your plants thrive by producing a strong healthy plant with vibrant yellow flowers that will light up your yard and garden. Along with the beauty of these plants, they will create an environment to attract wildlife that will benefit you in a natural method of pest control and for you to enjoy the beauty of nature in your own yard.

There are many different varieties, sizes, color variations and shapes of sunflowers that you can choose from. They can be chosen for there beauty or to be harvested for bird feed and human consumption. Whichever variety you choose and for whatever purpose, you can be sure that they will be the highlight of your garden.

When choosing a variety it is best to make sure you choose one that produces a healthy strong stalk to support the flower size to withstand the threat of possible wind damage that could accrue. A plant that produces a good healthy strong stalk will prevent them for falling over, not only because of wind but also due to the weight that a large flower can have.

Sunflowers like full sunlight, a nutrient rich humus soil and also need to be planted where the flower is going to face east. They need to have between six to eight hours of direct sunlight to thrive and produce a large healthy flower. A soil that is full of organic rich nutrients is very important.

The root system of a sunflower will grow very quickly and require large amounts of nutrients at a steady basis. Without the proper maintenance of the soil a sunflower can deplete these nutrient needed for it to thrive a produce a strong healthy plant and flower. A weekly watering and feeding of a nutrient rich compost tea will keep the nutrients in the soil and improve the soil structure if your garden at the same time.

Sunflowers are a easy plant to grow with very little care. A good healthy organic nutrient rich soil is the key to growing sunflowers that will thrive and produce a vibrant flower that will brighten up your yard.

A environment friendly and healthy way of gardening. Organic Gardening is away of gardening in harmony with nature. Growing a healthy and productive crop in a way that is healthier for both you and the environment.

John Yazo

http://www.organicheirloomgardening.com

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