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One seed packet filled with organic, open pollinated, heirloom seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. A creative, environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

{hopi dye sunflower}
Helianthus annuus
20+ seeds

{about}
So named because the Hopi Native American Indians used these seeds to make a deep purple dye. These sunflowers will produce a large main head with a greenish purple center, surrounded by single golden petals. Numerous side shoots will also flower. Seeds are edible for both humans and animals.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 4-14 days
Lifecycle: annual
Sunlight: full sun
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 1-1.5 feet
Bloom time: late summer, early fall
Special Characteristics: Heirloom native to North America, a fast dye plant, self-seeds, non invasive.
Attracts: honey bees

{how to plant}
Sow seeds outdoors 1/4" deep after the last frost in the spring. Seeds can also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost. Keep the seeds covered with soil. Thin plants, no more than one plant every foot.

{more information}
Seeds packaged in one of a kind handmade envelopes are made from upcycled materials to reduce waste. Whether your seeds are packaged in kraft envelopes, or handmade map envelopes, please recycle. In an effort to save on paper and ink printed instructions will be included only upon request.

Each seed packet you buy helps to support The Kirk Estate – the 19th century haunted farmhouse and surrounding property where I live that has been preserved for five generations. These photos were taken there. Our small scale farm is worked the old fashioned way; no chemicals, no petroleum intensive machines -only sustainable farming practices that help to improve the land, the environment, the wildlife, and the people. Thank you for your support of this time and effort intensive process. Your purchase is helping to make a difference. To learn more about us visit: www.thekirkestate.com

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  • Materials: soil, sun, rain, love
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