Plant ID forum: Sunflower?

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jun 3, 2014 3:36 PM CST

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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 3, 2014 5:07 PM CST
Yes.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 4, 2014 9:43 AM CST

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Did you plant sunroots?
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jun 4, 2014 10:33 AM CST
No, but the birds might have?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 4, 2014 11:18 AM CST

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Shrug! It does look like a helianthus for sure, though.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 4, 2014 1:44 PM CST
May I ask, what's the source of your garden soil? Was it the existing soil or did you buy/import/obtain some and from where?
Knowing the source may help narrow down the ID for the seeds in the soil.

Example: I imported some compost from a friend's yard and it contained Pokeweed, crab grass, and other weeds, but it also gave me plenty of Four O'clocks, Cosmos and Zinnia plants.

Your plants (and weeds) look very healthy. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jun 4, 2014 3:21 PM CST
I use a no-till system. I have a very diverse garden. I make my own compost. Last spring I did get some from the county though. I have a large wild garden in the front of my house. There are many rain gardens in our neighborhood. I mulched last fall with shredded leaves from a neighbor.

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