|Image from HERE|
It is one of the species that Wes Jackson chose to investigate for "perennial grain". His goal was to produce 300 pounds of sunflower seeds per acre. This document suggests that 200 pounds per acre is already being achieved on a consistent basis.
I found a bag of seed I had stratifying in the refrigerator. The directions from Prairie Moon Nursery suggested a thirty day cold/damp stratification period. To be honest, I forgot about these seeds and they got away from me.
|It has been windy so I weighted down the burrito with sticks. God willing I will get twenty-to-fifty seedlings to transplant.|
|The "teepee" in the center of the frame is some fencing that was dragged down by the weight of vines. It holds a secret.|
|It has been a very wet spring. So far this mom seems to be doing OK. She did not go far when I took this snap.|