Little Veggie Patch Co Heirloom Seeds - Sunflower 'Hi-Sun'

$5.00

The Hi Sun grows up to 1.2m tall and is ideal as a bee attracting border, and to provide a wind break and much needed shade for some of your summer crops. It also produces good yields of high quality sunflower seeds for snacking.

When to Plant:

Zone 1: August - January

Zone 2: August - January

Zone 3: Anytime

Zone 4: Anytime

Soil: Sunflowers will grow in most soil types, but will prefer well drained soil that is prepared with compost

Soil pH Level: 6.5 - 7.5

Position: Full sun, with protection from wind. Sunflowers are tall plants that will cast a shadow, so position accordingly.

How to Plant:

Spacing: 20cm - 30cm

Depth: 1cm - 3cm

Companion Plants: Cucumber, Melon, Squash & Sweetcorn

Approximate no. of seeds: 10

Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination

 **Shipping - Not to Western Australia**

 

Much like an heirloom possession - being something of value that has been passed down from generation to generation - heirloom seeds have a value and represent our heritage of diverse plants whether in relation to their yield, flavour, resistance to disease or something else entirely. They have been saved year by year, generation by generation for a reason.

An heirloom seed is an old variety (by definition pre-dating 1960’s) that is open pollinated, by either wind, insect or animal (humans included). Seeds collected will then produce a (nearly) exact copy of their parent plant, so by saving seeds from last season’s best tomato plant, we can enjoy a whole garden of them this year. In this way, we can slowly select for qualities that we like and evolve our gardens over time.