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The Queen Bee
There are no flowers on my plants yet. The sunflowers are in my backyard. In the front yard I have catmint. There are lots and lots of bees on the catmint. I can't wait to see if any bees show up on the sunflowers when they bloom.
Thanks for the seeds and including me in this project. I am so excited as it fits in nicely with my Florida native plant yard and especially with the butterfly garden. Anyway. 3 of my seeds germinated and I have been babying them along with hand watering since we are in such a drought situation. I went away for 10 days and was amazed to come back and find the sunflowers had grown 1 1/2 feet! The tallest is now at 6' 8"!!! Many buds and it looks as if the top flower on 2 will bloom in a day or 2. The butterflies are already hovering. Usually bees and other pollinators are buzzing around but at 95 degrees I haven't stood around long watching for them. Will as soon as they bloom though!!
Joyce in Florida
Only 1 of my seeds germinated. It's now 21" high, and I feel very protective of it.
When planning the kids’ vegetable garden, let them not only choose the plants, but also the location and layout. Just be sure that the vegetable garden is located in a sunny area that is easily accessible to water. Also, make sure that it is easily viewed by you, so the kids can be supervised while in the garden whenever you are not outside with them.
I have been reading everything on the site, but I have been unable to find any information on whether there is a specific date on which to perform the bee count. Is there a specific date, or does one just pick a random day in the summer and do the bee count?
I, too, have had trouble finding more specific info about the counting. (Same time of day each time? Same plant each time?)
I did find SUGGESTED -- first and third Saturday of each month. [and here I was imagining I'd have to go out every day!]
And on my welcome letter "Please collect data as many times as you can this summer. We'd love to have a sample from the early part of each month and the later part of each month for as many months as you have flowers."
I also found "Pick a relatively warm, clear, sunny day." [Temperature is one of the variables being recorded.]
hi queen bee im starting to get worried about my seeds there not here im worried the seeds will not come becouse i joined late
If you didn't get seeds in the last mailing - I got mine on April 15, the next round of seeds will mail out right at the end of April. We've also had a handful get returned already and there were some bad addresses. I'll post the login names of the people who had bad addresses so, they can let me know where to send them.
im so happy my seeds came i planted 3 seeds and i let my sister plant some too
I'm getting worried. The fruit trees are loaded with bees, but I don't have any sunflower seeds yet. Will the little critters hang around? Or are we looking for a different kind?
Sue in Oregon
i missed it last year. I dont want to miss it again this year.
I am looking forward to getting the seeds. Is there a way to know if they have shipped so I can have the ground prepared?
I've planted some mammoth and some dwarf sunflowers (in Hesperia and in San Diego) and I am eager to add the Lemon Queen when I get them.
Also, when you have a variety of different sunflowers, how important is it to differentiate between them when submitting reports?
The school I originally started this for is abandoning their environmental "focus", but I have an acre and look forward to taking on the project personally.
If you don't ask, the answer's always no. (the truth behind 'there are no stupid questions')
Still here and glad to be online to let ya know that I can't wait!!!
Hi, I am checking in as well. I am very excited about growing these!
Thank you for your hard work!
Checking in - ready for spring!! Excited to add sunflowers to the species growing in our yard/gardens. :D
Can't wait to receive the seeds and see the blooming Sunflowers in our school garden: )
Thank you and for helping so many BEES and People.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with personal responsibility for ones own actions.
Bees are dying now Worldwide. Our oceans have not many fish.. We need to train others and teach conservation and methods of reproduction.
Just to re-confirm my address through the website address page and I still want my seeds for this new year. I have been slowly seeing bees starting to show up around the house.
I have my garden all prepared and ready for Sunflower seeds!
NOTE TO OTHERS:
My daughter won the Arbor Day Poster Contest for the state of Nevada last year, and they gave her 30 trees (seedling in pellets) to plant, but we do not have enough room to plant all these trees, So we still have some left, (about 20) if anyone is interested in these seedlings please contact me, email@example.com
I will mail them out for the cost of postage.
(These trees grow to be 30 feet high or more and are fast growers. )
Can't wait to get the seeds. Would you believe we had a thin coat of snow on the ground this morning here in S.E. PA.?!
Sunflower seeds, even just in hand and not yet planted, will make it seem much warmer!
Hope this season turns out better. Hope the seeds germinate. I have been planting my own flower seeds. vegtableseeds. and flower bulbs. even replanted some pine seedling s . i Hope also to get my bee hive set up this year. do you know where i can send for a grant to do more. thanks bob mcbride. wagener sc.
I saw something about it on www.governmentgrants.gov
I think I was searching under agriculture or maybe research, I forget now.
But if you look you will find it.
I hope I haven't missed out on this!! If i have i'll buy some. or like, forever cause i'll be gardening for a long time (i hope!) I live in the midwest and we have bees for sure however i've noticed i'm seeing more wasps than bees.
Can I just get on the mailing list for all year? If you send me seeds i will plant them!
Thanks so much for what you do!
Keeping my fingers crossed i didn't miss the mailing!
My seeds arrived on Monday4/27/2009 & planted on 4/30/2009. My neighbor is interested, so hopefully will have enough plants to share with him.
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