To tell you the truth, I have never grown any before, so I can’t really tell you how to grow sunflowers. I feed them to the birds during the winter and the ones they drop usually sprout, but technically, that’s not me growing them.
Since he doesn’t usually show any interest in the yard and garden, I can’t tell you how excited I was when Mr. Menace commented that he wanted to have sunflowers in the yard. I immediately went out and bought seeds to plant.
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I had already decided that I wanted to make a new flower bed behind the cute little shed and plant my bee balm there. It seemed like the addition of sunflowers would be perfect.
So I stuck a few seeds in the ground there behind the shed and in a few days, they began to pop up.
Like most gardeners, I wanted MORE!
So, when we had this garden plot plowed up and I decided to use this back area for flowers, I planted more seeds here by using
my finger a stick to poke a hole in the dirt about 1 inch deep, then dropping in a sunflower seed, and covering it back up.
The sunflowers are the largest plants in the photo above that are closest to the camera.
They seem happy in this location and they turn their pretty heads to face the sun at all times of the day.
The sunflowers are the tall plants behind the zinnias that you see blooming on the right of the photo below.
I have been pleased with how well the whole garden has done this year, and I want to add more flowers to the cutting garden next year.
Oh wait, I haven’t finished telling you how to actually grow the sunflowers yet!
Well, actually I have. All you have to do is stick the seeds in the ground and wait. They will do the rest themselves.
There were a few that did not come up, or maybe the birds ate them, so I planted a second time in those places.
We ended up with a bumper crop and I am so pleased.
Have you ever grown sunflowers?