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#3173800 - 02/23/13 08:46 AM Maxmillian sunflower?
Doskil
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Has anyone planted Maxmillian sunflowers for wildlife?

How easy are they to establish?

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#3173835 - 02/23/13 09:30 AM Re: Maxmillian sunflower? [Re: Doskil]
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peredovik sunflower seed will probably be quite a bit cheaper and will work just as well, the last that I purchased was from the
Co-op in Brownsville Tn and it was $25.00 for a 50# sack, I am sure the price is a little higher now
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#3174045 - 02/23/13 04:52 PM Re: Maxmillian sunflower? [Re: Chaneylake]
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I've heard of some people just buying the sunflowers from walmart that are used for bird feeders. I think jmb4wd tried this and had good results.
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#3174069 - 02/23/13 05:32 PM Re: Maxmillian sunflower? [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
peredovik sunflower seed will probably be quite a bit cheaper and will work just as well, the last that I purchased was from the
Co-op in Brownsville Tn and it was $25.00 for a 50# sack, I am sure the price is a little higher now


Peredoviks are awesome, and 50 will go a Loooooong way! Ive been using the same bag for a couple of years on my small plot.


Like droptine said, the old black oil type from wally world will do pretty good too. I usually mix the two varietys to make them go alittle farther.
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#3175033 - 02/24/13 08:32 PM Re: Maxmillian sunflower? [Re: jmb4wd]
Doskil
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I was looking at these because they are perennials

Thanks for the replies

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#3175436 - 02/25/13 08:48 AM Re: Maxmillian sunflower? [Re: Doskil]
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Plant plenty,every time I tried sunflowers,deer wiped em out as soon as they came up.
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