to grow sunflowers in your garden
is a popular choice for both kids and moms too! Sunflowers
are "happy looking" and can do wonders in a dreary
garden. Here is the know how you need to know before you start
planting, so your sunflowers will grow to their best potential
They need to be in full sun, so don't plant them on the shady
side of the house. Because some varieties grow quite tall,
make sure they won't create shade for other plants too.
When to plant
You need to wait until after the last frost of the season
before you plant your sunflowers.
How to plant
You need to plant sunflowers at least 6 inches apart from
each other. You should plant the seed about 1 inch deep. You
may need to thin them to 1 foot apart for dwarf varieties
and up to 18 inches apart for the larger varieties.
Sunflowers do need a lot of water, especially while growing.
Make sure the soil is moist.
Depending on the variety chosen and the location, you may
need to stake your sunflowers so they don't become so top
heavy they tip over and snap the stem. Keep an eye on them
as they grow and stake them immediately if they look as though
they might fall over.