The Hollyhock Forest :
Another Sunflower coming on :
This land where the garden is, was a stack yard for the Greer Iron Works for well over 40 years.
The first season last year, we just brought in bags of rabbit manure, and some bone meal. This spring I repeated that, but I also got a cu. yd. of 50/50 compost . Half made from cow manure, half from cotton burrs ( The tough hull around a boll of cotton. )
I'm pretty sure the compost is making this growth in these sunflowers. The Hollyhocks as well.