[NAFEX] Allelopathic Sunflowers?
breen at fedcoseeds.com
Thu May 19 17:50:24 EDT 2005
I had sunflowers scattered in amongst my nursery stock beds last year and they did
fine. I would temper this by saying I have very fertile soil in my garden/nursery
and there were probably only two dozen sunflowers. I just throw the seed around for
fun with my sun from low germ lots I get at work free. These were
either "tarahumara" (sp?) or "mammoth grey stripe" varieties. Oh yes and "prado red
zone 4, Maine
On Thu May 19 15:42 , 'Doreen Howard' <gardendiva at charter.net> sent:
>Sunflowers can be allelopathic to weeds and some crops, I've read. Has
>anyone planted them among their fruit trees? If so, what results have you
>had? I have a 50 foot long bed I prepared and thickly mulched to hold dwarf
>and miniature fruit trees. So far, I only have a Compact Stella cherry and
>a dwarf Shipova planted there. I'd like to plant giant and cutting
>the rest of the bed this summer, since the ground is empty.
>IL-WI Border--Zone 4b/5a
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