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Any advice on growing a sunflower from a seed??

Manchester, United Kingdom Gb

Hi , I planted some sunflower seeds into a little pot not yesterday but the day before how will i get it to grow at its best because it was just a mini grow kit for 50p in asda so i dont no if it is gonna b much cop?? I am growing it in a plant pot just like this one below but its full to the top with soil and has sunflower seeds within !!! plz help !!




Probably too late to grow this year... sunflowers are already in bloom.

29 Jul, 2009


But will it still work if i keep at it and water it ?????????, but i might not have as much luck , r.e. the weather

29 Jul, 2009


I honestly think it is too late in the season... sorry Bethyann :-)

29 Jul, 2009


I'm sorry about this, but even if it does grow, you won't be able to get it to its full height because the winter's coming. If I were you, I'd whip the seeds out the pot, dry them off, and try growing them next Spring instead. Sit them on kitchen paper and leave them to dry off overnight in the house.

29 Jul, 2009


isnt there just 1 chance??!! I really do love sunflowers :D

29 Jul, 2009


Thankyou very very much bamboo i think that that is my solution , in favt i will go an do it now!!!

29 Jul, 2009


And when they're dry, wrap them in a bit of foil from the kitchen drawer - but make sure they've completely dried out - might be better to leave them in the open air for a couple of days, as you've planted them once.

29 Jul, 2009


I agree with the comments already.

You might get some small plants but by first frost they will wither.

even up here in cold south yorkshire our sunflowers are beginning to flower.

One tip from friends of mine who were running a sunflower competition is you can get loads of cheap seed by buying the seeds intended for bird food. Of course theres no knowing what variety or colour they will be.

Anyway your choice a packet of seeds of known variety about 24 for 2-3 pounds or about 500g of seeds for 3 pounds.

Set yourself a reminder in your diary to plant them next spring.

29 Jul, 2009


okay littleoldman and thankyou bamboo !!!!! :D

29 Jul, 2009


thank u !!!!!!!!!! i will b sure 2 set that reminder !!! :P

29 Jul, 2009

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