Hello friends of the farm today I'm going to talk about sunflowers which are one of the most extraordinary plants that exist. They are native to North America and were discovered when some natives worshiped them as a symbol of the sun god. These plants, which rotate throughout the day following the movement of the sun, generate a lot of light and joy in our home. In addition, planting sunflower seeds is so simple that planting them will depend to a large extent on whether we have a garden or if we should grow them in a pot, as well as the type of sunflower that is chosen.
BENEFITS OF THE SUNFLOWER SEED FOR OUR HEALTH
IMPROVES THE CIRCULATION
Sunflower seeds have the ability to reduce circulatory, cardiac and cardiovascular problems, so it is advisable to consume them to prevent a heart attack.
FAVORES CEREBRAL FUNCTIONING
The magnesium and phosphorus that sunflower seeds have are good for the brain. If you have to study for an exam, they will help you concentrate and improve your memory.
IT IS IDEAL FOR PREGNANCY
Sunflower seeds are rich in folic acid, so pregnant women should consume them so that the baby can form well and she herself does not weaken.
STRENGTHENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Eating sunflower seeds regularly increases the body's defenses and prevents or various diseases related to viruses.
If you know you'll have a long day at the office, eat a handful of sunflower seeds. You will see that it gives you more energy and vitality and you will not fall asleep at work.
IMPROVES THE SKIN ASPECT
Sunflower seeds serve as a treatment for beauty, as it nourishes and rejuvenates the dermis, because it contains vitamin E, one of the most potent antioxidants that exist.
Experts recommend eating sunflower seeds to people suffering from decalcification of bones, because of its high calcium content.
It is a popular belief that women who eat sunflower seeds are more fertile and can have more children.
Mainly there are three types of sunflowers: tall, medium sunflowers and pollen-free sunflowers. The latter are hybrids created in Europe and Japan, so they do not produce seeds and the only way to get them is by acquiring the plants.
It depends on how our home is (if you have a small garden, if you have a balcony or if you only have rooms) a type of sunflower or another will be more convenient. In fact, we can have any type of sunflower as long as we can expose the plant to many hours of sun. However, if we want to have a giant sunflower on our balcony floor, it is most likely that it will reach our neighbor's balcony.
When you go to buy the sunflower seeds, be sure to choose the variety you are looking for. You can also check with an expert of your favorite florist if you do not know what you want.
Sunflower is a generally yellow and annual plant, which means that it germinates, grows and dies in a year. It is characterized mainly by its rapid growth, its beauty and the high properties of its pipes.
Sunflower is a plant that needs a lot of water. At the beginning, when we are waiting for the seed to sprout, it must be watered once a day or every two days, making sure that the earth is always moist. At this point, we must calculate an amount of 25 ml of water per seed planted. Once the seed sprout and the plant reaches about 30 centimeters high, you must double the amount of water you were administering it, that is, 50 ml. After two weeks, when the plant is bigger and you divide the cocoon, add 75 ml of water. When you see that the sunflower is ready to bloom, start watering it with 100 ml of water.
Depending on the variety of the sunflower it may take more or less days. But the average is in about 10 days. However, it may be the case that the first shoots appear after 3 or 4 days, if it has the necessary humidity and the adequate conditions for it to germinate successfully.
You can also plant the seeds directly on the ground, but it is likely that some will not flower or that they will take 11 days to sprout.
Check that there are no obstacles for when the plant grows, such as trees, shrubs or other objects with which it may bump and / or block the sun.
Remember that, both for planting in a pot and in the garden, the seeds must be in the shell.
I hope that my article has been useful