Plant the Town challenge

Each week we will post a challenge activity in our Plant the Town program. The first person to Email Teri Ford a photo showing that they have completed the activity will win a gardening prize. Everyone who sends an Email or brings in a photo showing they have completed the challenge activity will be entered in a drawing for our end of season drawing. Names will only be entered one time each week.

Be sure to Email Teri Ford a photo of your plants at when your first sunflower sprouts emerge in your garden. Remember only the first person wins the weekly prize but everyone who sends in a photo of their sprouts will be entered for the grand prizes to be awarded at the end of the season.

Sunflower facts: Sunflowers first grew in North America more than 1,000 years ago. It provided an important food for Native Americans.

The scientific name for sunflower is helianthus. “Helia” means sun and “anthus” is another word for flower.

Sunflowers can grow to be from three feet tall to 18-foot tall. One sunflower head can have as many as 2,000 seeds.