Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Mammoth Sunflower Sprouts
He found a little seed pack of organic Mammoth sunflowers. The package said 7 to 14 days to germinate. These little sunflowers where so anxious it only took them a few days to pop up making the little guy extremely happy. He loved watching as the little ones came up out of the ground with the seed still covering the leaves. He looks every day to see if the little shells have fallen off to reveal the two green leaves.
They plan to transfer them down by the pond to help feed the birds and grab a few seeds themselves. I also know that sunflowers are great at removing any toxins in the soil. There should not be a lot of toxins around the water since fertilizers, weed killer, ant poison, or anything close to being chemical is not used around the water. We want to eat clean fish, not the toxins seeping through the soil, but if there is any hanging around from the run off else where, the sunflowers will pick it up leaving the run off a little cleaner for the fish.
I am going to have to research this a little more. Kinda worries on eating seeds now. I know these should be as close to organic as you can get, but still want to find out some more information on this.