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Planting sunflowers in containers

Sunflowers are not only an extremely quick growing plant in containers, but they also are quite hardy and can be planted quite late in the season. So if you are a bit late in your planting this year, sunflowers are an excellent choice because they make a colorful splash in your garden or on your patio.

First, go to your local gardening store and select your sunflower seeds. There are many more varieties available now, even selecting height, color and size. Then, a day or so before you plan on planting, soak the seeds in water.

Select your containers. The seed package will give guidelines on the amount of room they need to grow successfully, smaller sunflowers can be used with smaller containers while larger sized sunflowers will need much larger containers for planting. Check for drainage holes, add a few sheets of newspaper in the bottom, add soil then plant your seeds following the depth instructions on the package.

Place containers in the sun and water regularly. It will only take a few days before you will see the first signs of your sunflowers growing!

Growing sunflowers is also a great gardening project to give kids, because everyone loves sunflowers and most varieties are quite forgiving if you forget to water it for a day! And they can even be planted from seeds in July!

How to harvest and roast sunflower seeds - and some other fun things to do with them!

 

 

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