Here's Why You Should Grow Mammoth Sunflowers

Here's Why You Should Grow Mammoth Sunflowers

Mammoth sunflowers grow big flower heads that make an Instagram-worthy backdrop.  But they have other benefits that you may not know about.

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A row of mammoth sunflowers is enough to provide a cool shade from the burning sunlight during the summer season.

1 Shade

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Sunflowers are a great source of pollen and nectar for bees and butterflies, which pollinate  other plants.

2 Pollinators

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Sunflowers work well as a trellis for additional support for smaller plants like tomatoes and  pepper plants.

3 Trellis or teepee

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Sunflowers are a great food source for birds after falling off the ground.

4 Bird Feeder

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Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins and healthy fats to keep your heart healthy.

5 Edible seeds

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Sunflowers make good cover crops and green manure because their roots sequester excess nitrogen in the soil and  prevent erosion.

6 Soil health

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Make a sunflower house! Grab some twine and sticks to bend the plants and create an arc.

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