Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Sunflowers are large, bright flowers that are known for their tall stems and large, round flower heads. They are native to North America and are popular for their beauty and their seeds, which can be eaten or used to produce oil.
- Soil: Well-drained, nutrient-rich
- Water: Regular watering, but do not overwater
- Light: Full sun
- Sowing Method: Direct sow
- Growing Days: 70
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds directly into the garden after the last frost. Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 6 inches apart. Thin to 1.5 feet apart after seedlings emerge.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest when the back of the flower head turns brown and the seeds are hard. Cut the head off with a sharp knife and hang it upside down to dry.