Hello, again! One of our crops that we have at the farm is sunflowers. It’s been a while since sunflowers have been grown on the farm, but this year we decided to bring them back to our crop rotation. I was excited to have sunflowers on the farm because I have not had the opportunity to see them in this capacity. Back in the suburbs of Chicago, there are not a lot of opportunities to admire the cheerful beauty of sunflowers. There are plenty of florists who sell sunflowers in the Chicagoland area, but you really don’t see fields of them in or near the city. In fact, I have never seen a field of sunflowers in person … ever! I have only seen pictures up until now, so this year will be my first year seeing a real field of sunflowers in bloom and I am thrilled to experience it with all of you!
Roy seeded the sunflowers in early June and they are just now starting to bloom as some of them are starting to open and show their petals. By next weekend, they will be in full bloom and we will be able to enjoy the mass of sunflowers in the field for a couple of weeks. After that, it is time for harvest of the seeds. We grow oil sunflowers so we will press the seeds for the oil that we will begin selling in the fall. But for now, we will focus on the blooming of these gorgeous flowers! You are more than welcome to visit Pfz Farms to check out the sunflowers and perhaps take a picture in the field of flowers and take a sunflower home as a souvenir. You can also check out our Facebook page for more sunflower updates. It will be a great experience – especially for me. I have had a lot of new experiences on the farm and this is just another experience that I know I am going to enjoy and I can’t wait for all of the sunflowers to be in full bloom.