...of sunflower season!
My tomato seedlings are not growing much indoors (not enough light) nor in the garage (too cold), carrots are not planted, beets still to be seeded, fennel seedlings are past due for planting, slugs keep finding the broccoli. It doesn't matter now. There will be sunflowers!The first volunteer sunflower seedlings to appear are the red sunflowers. I can tell by the red stalks and tinted edges on the leaves. Like red/purple peas and lettuce, they don't seem to mind the cool weather. I think that is a baby borage above the sunflower.
And once the first one appears, the others quickly sprout too. Is it the soil or air temps? Is it the amount of daylight? Now I need to determine what sprouting sunflowers signal, and which other plants will be content living in the garden at this time.
Click on the "Sunflowers" label, below, to have a summertime refresher.