How to grow sunflowers
The sunflower with its big bright head and tall stem is one of the world’s most recognised and famous flower. They have been used for hundreds if not thousands of paintings, logos, artwork and as a statement symbol of happiness. We think everyone should have sunflowers in their garden or home and they are pretty easy too grow.
Step 1 – Sowing indoors – To begin growing your sunflower, fill a pot with compost to 1cm below the rim. Sunflowers that start off indoors tend to grow fairly tall and leggy, so we advise using a cane to support them to begin with.
Sowing outdoors – Sowing seeds outdoors is best done after the threat of frost has gone. Seeds can be sown directly into a garden patch or in pots as described above.
Step 2 – watch your sunflower grow. Sunflowers need lots of sun but also need to be kept moist. Choose a sunny spot for maximum sun exposure but ensure you water regularly.
Step 3 – When your sunflowers are well established you can feed them with lawn feed or tomato feed but be careful not to get this on the leaves as it can cause the plants to rot.