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Super Sunflowers Guide

Please check out the brief video above, to learn what this premium gardening guide is all about—the video will give you a glimpse into all the content in this gardening guide, including history and background, planting tips, specific plant profiles, recipes, nutrition and health information, and resources to help you be the best food gardener you can be.

I challenge you to look into the face of a sunflower and not smile. How can you resist the cheerfulness of brilliant, joyful blooms towering over you? Sunflowers have so much to offer the home gardener: bright blooms, many of which are…  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan, Editor and Publisher of Food Gardening Network
Sunflowers are one of the most cheerful plants on the planet. How can you not smile when you see a field of bright sunflowers waving in the breeze? Some sunflowers make great cut flowers for floral arrangements. The giant varieties are the ones that produce the…  READ MORE right arrow
Sunflower blooming in the garden


Vibrant colorful variety of natural sunflowers
Annual Sunflowers Sunflowers grown for food tend to be the annual variety: Helianthus annuus. These annual varieties come in a wide range of sizes, heights, and colors, ranging from 2 to 4 feet to a towering 12 feet or more. Annual sunflowers come in two…  READ MORE right arrow
Hand holding sunflower seeds ready to plant
Sunflowers have a reputation for being really easy to grow. All you need is a sunny patch of well-draining soil to get your sunflower garden growing. Grab up your seed packets and plan your planting! Growing sunflowers from seeds Sunflowers grow best if you…  READ MORE right arrow

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