Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Giant Sunflower

Well, my pumpkin growing season ended when my dog (who didn't eat the vine) but ate the irrigation hose that fed the plant. After licking my wounds and calling animal control, I was surprised to see a plant thriving on it's own.

This sunflower was grown at my kids' school in the garden. I planted it with a first grade class back in May. When school started last week, I dropped by the garden to see what was growing... not much except a 10' sunflower with 20" head on it.

This thing grew in a spot with plenty of sun and very little water.

Seeds from this plant should be ready by February.