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Growing Sunflowers

Mum2ConnornCerys Avatar
8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Cerys brought home 1 from school,the stem is about 3times it was other wk,just been giving it water so far.It's grown another set of leaves and more sprouting.
What should I give as a feed,someone suggested to me Tomato Plant feed,I thought about Baby Bio.
I've got a Woolworths here,B&Q and Poundstretcher amongst a few other shops that might sell it ( No Wilko's )

Any suggestions please?
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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save your money - as long as you water regularly and pot is big enough they will grow - add a few crushed eggshells to compost / soil mix
when it gets to 2 - 3ft tall stake it up

kiddies will love watching them grow:thumbsup:
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cheap tomato feed from wilkos will do the trick, i use it on all my plants!
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Sunflowers grow well in average to rich soils. They need to grow their roots deep and wide, to enable them to withstand strong winds. If you have a choice, sandy soils are not recommended, as they are easily uprooted in loose soil. Rich soil is important, when growing giant varieties.

Contrary to it's name, we found they will tolerate some shade as we put them against an east wall of our house every year. However, they will grow their best in full sun.

Deep roots help sunflowers to withstand most droughts. They will benefit from a dose of fertilizer when you apply it to the rest of your garden. Apply extra phosphorus and potassium when the flower bud begins to develop, to promote bigger blooms.

I don't think you need to feed them!!
#4
Thanks for advice,yeh I will need to repot it soon,I've got nothing other than childrens toy buckets lol.
Rep left.

I keep putting it on the childrens toy outside as the rabbit will eat the leaves if I leave it on ground.

I don't do much in way of gardening but surely it can't be that hard to grow!

She wants to take a pic and print it off to take it into school.
#5
The nephew planted sunflowers all over my garden last year.

This was the result.

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8273/flwer2mx5.jpg

That one was well over 9 foot, those things grow damn quick!
#6
leefal
The nephew planted sunflowers all over my garden last year.

This was the result.

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8273/flwer2mx5.jpg

That one was well over 9 foot, those things grow damn quick!


yeh thats cool,I've not personally grown one since I was about 12,my Mum got the pic me stood by it,I grew it for her for Mother's Day.

Yeh if it grows ok I'll post up a pic later on.
#7
Can you plant it in your garden against a fence or something, so it has support? I remember growing sunflowers when I was little, they grew really well and we didn't feed them anything - just planted them in the garden and put canes next to it for support.
#8
angelfairee
Can you plant it in your garden against a fence or something, so it has support? I remember growing sunflowers when I was little, they grew really well and we didn't feed them anything - just planted them in the garden and put canes next to it for support.


I would do but my rabbit would def eat it! He would look at the leaves and chomp away,possibly even the stem.

My Mum due over tomorrow and she repotted plants and stuff so will sort things out.
#9
My sunflowers are about 4-5 foot tall at the moment, hoping for at least 9 foot lol. Last year I had to water them every day as they use so much water really fast and the sun causes a lot of it to evaporate

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