The shadehouse was emptied of last season petty remnants. A soil test followed and some missing minerals were added. Husband rotary hoed it, then planted basically this mix.
Husband sneaked out a few kilos of it and hand sowed it straight into the freshly dug up soil.
before long it started to look like this
and the outside area had been planted up as well. It was no surprise that this section took off more.
inside the shadehouse is now pretty crowded and it's difficult to get a good photo
however, outside is just blooming. There are other varieties growing as well - sorghum, maize, millet I think - but obviously the sunflowers dominate.
The place is alive with bees at the moment.
and I've found that sunflowers last very well as cut flowers.
It's been an interesting (bright and colourful) experience. However I'm also looking forward to the winter veggie garden and all that it brings. I haven't really enjoyed this summer - it's been way too hot!
I'm not really one for the garden in summer, so I haven't been outside much at all, but I have been doing some decluttering - which has to be a good thing. To be honest I haven't had much enthusiasm for that either. Bring on the cooler weather here in SE Qld sometime soon please!!
cheers for now