Sunflowers light up Lester Prairie fields
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – A few months ago, Myron Oftedahl got a lot of questions about the plants emerging on his 8.5-acre field on the south side of Lester Prairie.
They didn’t resemble beans, corn, or wheat – so what were they?
Curious minds got their answer when unmistakable yellow blooms started to make their way toward the sunshine.
“This is the first year I’ve had them,” Oftedahl said.
He has a total of 13.5 acres of sunflowers (on two fields), and they appear to be doing well.
“I planted 25,000 seeds per acre,” he said. “That might be pushing it, but we seem to have gotten a decent head size. I’ve been told that a 9-inch head is ideal.”
Look for the full story in the Monday, Aug. 6 issue of the Herald Journal.