Look how well the sunflowers are growing!

Mary walking in the sunflower field

We are approaching our fourth Pick Your Own Sunflower season and the plants are looking their best yet!

We planted them in May – it is amazing how quickly they get established – with the right growing conditions they will be blooming before we know it. We expect to open early August but it may be earlier this year seeing how well they are growing – it is all systems go to make sure we are ready to welcome you all to our farm. When the sunflowers start to open – they open quickly and the season is generally quite short so it will be go go go!

Our little tuk tuk coffee van (aka “Oscar”) had a brief appearance at our PYO daffodils but the spring was so wet we couldn’t get it through all the mud to the field… so we need to dust it off and get everything spick and span and ready for action. We will be serving locally roasted Monsoon Estate coffee again which has been a big hit at our events. So all in all we are excited about our PYO sunflowers 2023….

On other Glebe Farm notes – aside from our PYO diversification – it is also a very busy time preparing for harvest so you may well see our red combine harvesting our crops during August. Give farmer Matt a wave (from a safe distance of course!) As with everything we try to do on the farm, we need the weather to be kind! Let’s hope we have a lovely dry spell for August – not too hot as the sunflowers don’t last as long. Last year’s August heatwave meant a short sharp season.

To book tickets for our PYO sunflowers visit our website. The tickets will go on sale as soon as we know the sunflowers are ready. If you are planning to visit us check out our FAQ page for all the info.

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