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05/04/2014 at 14:10

Thought i would share a picture of my sunflowers which are going strong they germinated about a week and half ago there about an inch high now


05/04/2014 at 14:28

Sowed mine today Mikey so they should be up in about a week then? (Hopefully)

05/04/2014 at 14:43

Mine are planted out, they were outgrowing their pots.

05/04/2014 at 15:34
My Kale has germinated too whoopee!!
05/04/2014 at 15:38

Right off to sow some more sunflowers, mine are a 'no show' from a couple of weeks ago...

05/04/2014 at 18:52
MrsGarden I have outside underneath a homemade mini greenhouse we had some really nice sunny days last week which I think helped give them a boost
05/04/2014 at 18:59

Mikey, I've got some outside, some in GH and now some on windowsill! 

05/04/2014 at 19:29
Oh are they all from same package or seeds from plant you have grown ? I am really lucky I was given my packet of seeds off someone who donated some plant pots to me the packet was date 2011 I could not believe they germinated.
05/04/2014 at 19:34

2 different packets, one Wilko other local nursery, but not labelled them 

05/04/2014 at 20:54

Mikey, sunflowers grow very quickly,  when they get another pair of leaves, re pot them in 3 inch flower pots, I sow mine in pots to start with, saves root disturbance.

Just a little advise, fill your trays with a bit more compost, sometimes the seedlings will stretch to reach the light above the tray, leading to leggy seedlings.

05/04/2014 at 21:23
Mrs G they might pop up hopefully fingers crossed for you.
Lyn thanks a lot and will do, I do have a few in pots in my shed and tbh I never thought they would germinate considering how old the packet of seeds was and I never realised how quick they would grow thanks again for the advise and I will fill my trays to the top from now on
05/04/2014 at 21:26

Sowed mine last weekend, moonwalker came up first. I always have trouble with dwarf sunflowers germinating, this years no exception, only one has popped it's head up.    

07/04/2014 at 15:45

I sowed these on 11th March don't know when I should plant them out. I've got some more seeds


which I think I'll plant straight out in the ground

07/04/2014 at 19:32
Looking good Lulu mine have just grown there 2nd pair of leaves so I will be putting them into bigger pots tomorrow I will plant mine in the garden when there about a foot just to be safe, this is my first time growing them I can't wait for them to flower
07/04/2014 at 20:08

Got mine in the ground. Just looking to avoid Slugs which have already eaten my



07/04/2014 at 20:12

Planted my sunflowers yesterday; Single Giant type. I do love them and so do the birds.

07/04/2014 at 20:40
There a good size Bluebaron Also I've read on here a few times that beer works wonders get a glass or pot and fill it half full with beer this attracks the slugs and drowns them I will be trying this my self
07/04/2014 at 22:09

I don't like to leave them until they're too big as the stems seem to be weaker and more likely to snap.  I just so plenty so when some are inevitably eaten I'm not not bothered.

08/04/2014 at 15:41

or even *sow!


08/04/2014 at 16:00

I bought some more sunflower seeds the other day, just because I needed them!!!  I now have 4 different varieties sown but only did them on Sunday, all in my GH so will expect to see some sign of new life in about a week - 10 days.  Sunflowers are the one thing I have managed to grow successfully in the past and I love them, almost as much as Orchids and Daffodils  

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