GREEN TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – There is an opportunity over the next few days to get some beautiful pictures with sunflowers.
This is the third season Anguili’s Farm has hosted their Pick Your Own Sunflower Event. Not only are these flowers beautiful to look at, but they also play an important role in getting crops to the table.
“With it being the third season, we found that we’ve been able to attract more bees to the farm to do pollinating to the other vegetable crops and fruit crops that we have,” said manager Carl Angiuli.
Anguili said the relationship between the bees and the sunflowers is mutually beneficial. Sunflowers can protect bees from certain diseases. They also produce large amounts of pollen and nectar.
“They’re an awesome pollinator is what we would call. You know, they support the bee population and that’s what we really need at this time,” said Anguili.
The beautiful flowers and knowing the impact they have on not only people but the environment makes the experience that much more special.
“We’re so excited that it’s an opportunity- it’s. We, we draw the bees to our farm to pollenate the other crops while they’re here on the sunflowers so that was another plus we’ve seen from doing the sunflowers on the farm,” said Anguili.
They are planted in the middle of June and take about 60 days to bloom, depending on the weather. They last about two weeks but don’t stop working.
Anguili said they use them to build nutrients in the soil as well.
“You could actually use them for sunflower seeds. Now we don’t harvest. We just leave them out in the field and they generate a great organic matter for the soil,” said Anguili.
The farm has another field that will bloom in late Sept. or early Oct.
The field is along Route 46 in Green Township. It was planted with a mission to spread happiness and put smiles on faces.
You can visit the field any day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is also a special sunset picking this Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.