Sunflower

太陽花

(Helianthus annuus)

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Photo Credit: Old Farmer's Almanac

Growing Facts

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Year-round growing season

Full sun is preferred

Moderate amount of water

Soil needs to have good drainage

 

The bigger and taller the container, the better. Varieties of sunflower also needs to be noted

Can sow seeds directly in the soil

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Fun Facts
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Apart from acting as green manure, sunflower can also absorb heavy metals from soil, cleaning the contaminated soil.
Apart from seeds, the petals of edible sunflowers can also be used as colourful and bittersweet garnishes for dishes. 
生長說明

全年生長期

 

偏好全日照

適量澆水,泥土需要排水良好

 

種植盆越大越深就越理想,亦需要參考太陽花品種而定

太陽花可以直接在泥土播種

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趣聞
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太陽花除了屬於綠肥品種外,也能夠吸收泥土中的重金屬,可以改善受污染泥土。
除了種子,可食用太陽花的花瓣也可以用作食物拌碟用途。色彩鮮豔的花瓣有甘甜的味道。