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newtogardening
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Sunflower seeds

I have been given a couple of sunflower seeds as a gift. Where can i plant them and how ? 

greygardener
Super Contributor

Re: Sunflower seeds

Where are you based @newtogardening?

 

Generally you don't plant them at this time of year. You plant them in spring or early summer. Then they only take a few months to mature. 

QuailFlock
Experienced Contributor

Re: Sunflower seeds

Given they are 'sun'flowers, they love sunny spots. They can grow up to 2m, so give them some headspace too.
Salfred
Newbie

Re: Sunflower seeds

I realise this is a bit of an old conversation, but I was hoping someone might know whether its too late now to plant some sunflower seeds?

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Sunflower seeds

It's never too late to join the discussion @Salfred, although it might be too late to plant those seeds. Hopefully community members with green thumbs like @QuailFlock and @greygardener can let you know.

 

You might also find this information from Bunnings useful - How to plant and care for sunflowers.

 

Let me also extend a very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We're really pleased you could join us and look forward to reading about your projects and plans. I'm sure you will learn a lot from our members and be inspired by their creativity. 

 

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Helen
Senior Contributor

Re: Sunflower seeds

Having trouble this year with giant Russian sunflowers, been snapped off before they get to size!

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Sunflower seeds

That must be frustrating @Helen. Why do you think they are snapping off? Is it the wind? 

 

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Helen
Senior Contributor

Re: Sunflower seeds

No, sorry should have said eaten flower heads & chewed off just below flowers, cocky damaged! Is frustrating, was waiting for a great display.

greygardener
Super Contributor

Re: Sunflower seeds

Have you tried anything to keep the cockatoos away @Helen? Perhaps a kite or some fishing line across the area?

 

 

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