Sunflowers at the Farm Hub
October and the sunflowers continue to spring through the earth, their faces tilted to the sky. During the 2019 growing season, the Farm Hub planted ten different varieties included Mammoth Gray Stripe, Mammoth, Hopi Black Dye, Velvet Queen, Evening Sun, Autumn Beauty, Lemon Queen, Goldy Double, Zohar and the Teddy Bear. As the sunflowers, which were part of the first planting, died down the flowers from the second planting started blooming.
Beyond their beauty, certain varieties also serve as cover crops for weed control and returning organic matter back into the soil.