Sunflowers have a lot of things to do in a garden. They draw bees and good insects to pollinate the crops, they can be a trap crop for some of the pests, and if they’re big enough, they even help shade the kale and beans from the extra-hot afternoon sun.
The mammoth sunflowers get to be 8 or more feet tall, with flowers well over a foot across. And each flower head will be home to thousands of big sunflower seeds – just right for salting and roasting.
If that doesn’t tickle your tastebuds, maybe the melons or tomatoes will. The cantaloupe are super sweet this summer.
We’ll have lots of burgundy okra, purple pod beans, Red Rippers, squashes, potatoes, onions and all the rest of our standard fare.
See you at the market!