Grow Your Own Sunflowers - National Children's Gardening Week
A sunflower is a great way to get children into gardening. They’re simple to grow and the results are normally mind-bogglingly tall plants (especially for the little ones) Here is our handy guide on how to grow sunflowers with your kids:
- Find a nice clear spot of soil with lots of sunlight. This can be directly in the ground or in a patio pot.
- Rake the soil until it is a fine crumbly texture and drill some 12mm deep holes about 10cm apart.
- Place one seed in each hole, cover them and gently give them some water.
- Keep an eye on them to make sure they’re not too crowded as they grow. If they are, thin them out leaving a 45cm gap between plants.
- As the sunflowers continue growing, using a cane and some twine to help support the stems.
- Watch as your sunflower grows and grows and grows into the sky!
Top Tip! Sunflowers like to grow in full sun in well-drained soil.