Saturday, July 30, 2011


For our bees, I planted a sunflower jungle. Bees just loove these large flowers with their abundance of nectar. And we are anticipating a large honey harvest... classic win-win! Once they are bee-eaten, the birds are getting interested in the sunflower seeds.

Now I have learned that sunflowers can do even more than being pretty and nutritious to a variety of beeings:

Apparently sunflowers have the ability to draw cesium and strontium  - both radioactive chemicals - out of the soil, which is why activists have started a huge project to send sunflower seeds to Japan.

So, what do you think am I going to do with a huge portion of my saved seeds? Exactly: Send them oversees.

"Nature never says one thing and wisdom another." Decimus Junius Juvenalis

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