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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: Annual/ Height 6'/Spacing 9-24"
SEED CODE: N
SEEDS PER PACKET: 50
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-14
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 70F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: May start in flats 3-4 weeks before last frost & transplant, but better to start directly in good, non-acid, well drained garden soil after danger of frost is past. Prefers a light loam. Does best, if well dug. Needs full sun, for best display, fertilize it well, lime if necessary, and make sure it doesn't get dry enough to wilt. Stakes and string around the edges and criss-crossing the center of the bed will help prevent the plants from falling over as the heads mature.
BOTANICAL NAME: Helianthus annuus
DESCRIPTION:An heirloom from the Hopi Pueblos of the Southwest, this sunflower has been grown for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The black hulls make a purple dye and the seeds are used for oil and for food. One of the parents of the modern oil sunflowers.
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