Episode 83: 5 Lessons I Learned from Growing 750 Sunflowers Organically in the Garden This Year
So many of you who have been listening this year know that my challenge for 2015 was to grow 750 sunflowers and harvest 2000 blooms.
In 2010, I bought Lynn Byzanski’s book the Flower Farmer. The first year I tried to plant a flower garden like lynn lays out in the book, but I planted it in a pretty shady area and I didn’t water it enough and it just didn’t grow very well. After studying it for about 2 more years I finally planted 75 sunflowers in 2013. I was able to harvest 200 sunflowers. They were beautiful and I shared them with lots of friends as well as harvesting many for myself.
I chose sunflowers for a variety of reasons.