sunflower drying up.
The episode on sole surviving sunflower in our little vegetable garden is about to end, as I finally separate the seeds..... There are 35 good seeds and about 10 not so good ones. I guess the bigger and more rounded seeds are the good ones, and they really look promising. The other 10 seeds are smaller and thinner, therefore it is fair to put them aside. Who knows, the smaller and thinner ones may germinate into some interesting looking dwarf sunflower!
By the look of it, we are ready to go on with the second generation of sunflowers. Even though the mother plant produced only one flower, it really gave such an impact to our experience and added some interesting colour to the garden. The other companions, an eggplant and two basils still growing and the eggplant is currently bearing two lovely looking purple fruit.
Growing sunflower in a cluster with other different plants enable us to view and compare them. At least now, I do understand that in a race who would last longest, Sunflower is the first to go leaving the eggplant and basils to continue playing hide and seek with sunshine, rains and gusts of wind in our little vegetable garden, Putrajaya, MALAYSIA.
Lets grow sunflower to uncover the secret of beauty!