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Sunflowers

Postby Urbish » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:46 am

Last year I used the Cub to till up a stripe and planted two 150' rows of sunflowers out at the edge of the front yard along the highway. People liked them enough that I did it again this year. We haven't had any appreciable rain here in six weeks (the lawn is crispy), but I've been using my water tank trailer to give the sunflowers a drink every few days. It's a pain, but here is the result.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby Shane Nelson » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:58 am

They look awesome Jim!
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby SONNY » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:34 pm

Rows of them look great when in a line along the edge of yard or garden! I put a few here at the ends of the tater rows just because I like them. thanks; sonny
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby Eugene » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:02 pm

Turkey and other birds attractant.

Harvested giant sunflower seeds from sons' garden. Following year I planted the giant sunflower and other sunflower seed in a portion of the deer food plot.

Sunflowers did great on the food plot. That fall birds scratched the ground bare under the sunflowers looking for seeds.

Have a flock of turkeys that roost above the cliff on the east side of the property. Never did go turkey hunting.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby Shane Nelson » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:46 pm

Eugene wrote:Turkey and other birds attractant.

Harvested giant sunflower seeds from sons' garden. Following year I planted the giant sunflower and other sunflower seed in a portion of the deer food plot.

Sunflowers did great on the food plot. That fall birds scratched the ground bare under the sunflowers looking for seeds.

Have a flock of turkeys that roost above the cliff on the east side of the property. Never did go turkey hunting.

Did the deer eat the sunflowers when they were young and tender? I’ve never heard of deer eating them but a friend planted some this year to dove hunt over and the deer mowed them down when they were about 18” high.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby Eugene » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:52 pm

I didn't have a problem with deer eating the sunflowers. I planted other sections of the food plot in forage radish and turnips. Deer cleaned up the radish and turnips well before deer season.
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Re: Sunflowers

Postby KETCHAM » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:40 pm

Love the Mamonth ones....8 to 10 ft and big heads that follow the sun.......Next year I hope!!!!
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