Friday, August 12, 2011

Sunflower Update

Well, Ted has planted sunflowers a total of three times this year. 
That's a record.  One which we hope to never repeat.
The first planting went in the ground and we immediately got a torrential rain that washed lots of the seed out of the ground.  So, Ted replanted.  Then we got zero rain and lots of continued days of over 100 degree weather.  The field you see here is what has managed to come up in these kinds of conditions.

The field is very sparse, but there are some sunflowers out there. 

Earlier this week, when the weather man said we had a 90% chance of rain,
Ted thought he'd give it one last try.  We didn't get a drop of rain! 

Today we got a tiny amount of rain.  It may or may not sprout the seeds still in the ground, but it will give some help to the flowers that have managed to come up.  They are about a foot tall now.
I'll keep you posted on the progress!


  1. Hi Kris,

    My husband is very fond of photography and I would love to bring him for a surprise visit to your farm. When is the perfect time to visit your farm? n when are the sunflowers in full bloom?


  2. Nidhi, We are thinking that the sunflowers will be in bloom in a couple of weeks. I'll keep updating posts on here and will definitely let everyone know when it is getting close to that time. Thanks for checking in.