Here’s the little bed I made for my sunflowers. I made it out of the branch that tried to kill me the other day. I figure it owed me.
I’m growing sunflowers for their seeds, but I’m a little nervous about their future, because I made this bed pretty close to a Black Walnut tree. My neighbor told me today that Black Walnut trees produce a toxin called juglone, which can kill nearby plants. Sunflowers aren’t included on the lists of plants super sensitive to juglone, so there is hope for my sunflower crop yet. I’ll keep you posted.