July 19, 2018

Planting a Bed of Sunflowers

Whenever possible, we always practice succession planting here at my Bedford, New York farm.

Succession planting is the practice of following one crop with another to maximize a garden’s yield. It is a very efficient use of gardening space and time. Yesterday, I shared photos from our recent garlic harvest - picked from a bed right behind my main greenhouse. Once the bed was cleaned and prepped for the next crop, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, planted it with 12-rows of sunflowers, Helianthus - the popular and cheerful annuals whose giant, round flower heads look like the sun. It will be a gorgeous sight when in bloom.

Enjoy these photos.