Scientific Name: Helianthus Annuus
Description: The sunflower is a native North American plant that can reach 4m in height. It was introduced in Europe during the 16th century and was initially cultivated as an ornamental plant.
- Helps fight bad cholesterol,
- Increases satiety,
- It’s detoxifying,
- Brings skin health benefits.
Planting Tips: Sunflower seeds are usually sown directly at the definitive site. Sunflower seedlings do not tolerate transplant well. The seeds usually germinate in one or two weeks.
Soil: The soil should be deep, well drained, fertile and rich in organic matter. Ideally, the soil pH should be between 6 and 7.5.
Exposure: Direct sunlight for a few hours a day.
Irrigation: Water frequently so that the soil is kept moist but not soaked.
Harvesting: Harvesting can be done 70 to 90 days after planting, although it may vary due to growing conditions.
Life cycle: Annual.