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08/04/2014 at 16:16

I sow mine into where i want them to grow near the end of may and get good results with them.

08/04/2014 at 18:55
Mrs G do you think I should plant them a bit sooner than one foot ? What size would you recommend I plant them ?
08/04/2014 at 20:07

I noticed this evening in the GH a sunflower seed had germinated in a gravel tray...and here I am buying seed compost for them ...

08/04/2014 at 23:02

I have some seeds left,  I might try direct planting too, a little experiment 

09/04/2014 at 12:45

Either the size Blue Baron has them planted out or about 6 inches.  You can bury them deeper and they will make roots from the stem making them more stable.  I tend to dot them around rather than plant a bed or too close together, then if you do get a slug/snail attack they won't get them all.  I guess it depends on your temps and weather in your area at the moment of planting out though.  I am a bit Devil may care about these things! 

09/04/2014 at 19:46
Mrs G thanks for feed back
10/04/2014 at 07:38

You're welcome 

10/04/2014 at 11:29

I planted my seeds on the 31st March and only 1 has come through so far hmmmm.....

10/04/2014 at 13:27

I think some of mine might have self seeded. got some little shoots coming through in a pot where I planted dwarf sunflowers last year. they are either sunflowers or marigolds (had them in the same pot). I'll try post a pic but I think they look more like sunflower sprouts from when I have planted them in the past. I havent really done anything for them - the pot is just outside my house by the doorstep, when i noticed them coming through I thinned them out a little, replanted some and accidentally snapped a few or pulled their leaves off (I felt so mean and cruel!) but other than that nature seems to be doing the hard work for me! 

10/04/2014 at 20:31
Thomas thats a bonus then mine are going strong all of them to I update a photo tomorrow all of mine have four leaves now tough little buggers I am learning which is a bonus to
10/04/2014 at 20:46

That's good Thomas.  I think something has self seeded where I have sown my Candytuft but not sure what as I can't remember what was there last year!!!  There are definitely 2 types of seedlings but not sure if the other is a weed 

14/04/2014 at 19:57

Update on my Sunflowers,I hope to have them in the ground over next few days

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42401.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

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