Remember the seeds that were in the potting soil and when I started my vegetable plants, I kept getting weird things growing and I found what looked like sunflower weeds in the potting soil? I planted them just to see what I got. This is what they have grown into. I still think it’s some kind of sunflower. What do you think?
After it blooms, I get this big old head thing . . that I’m guessing is going to make seeds.
They aren’t very tall . . maybe up to my knees, but there are so many varieties of sunflowers.
And, speaking of weird flowers . . remember I told you that I’ve read that when planting artichokes from seeds, many of the seeds don’t “produce true”. I still don’t know what they produce . . if it’s one thing or some variety of things but when I planted artichoke seeds, about half of them are not artichokes. The seeds all looked exactly the same but these plants are giants! They are up to my shoulders and I do believe they’re also going to be some type sunflower.
The leaves are tall. The stalks are the size of a small tree trunk. I’m anxious to see what they produce. If they’re pretty, I may save the seeds and plant them out in the woods next year for the turkeys.