When I was a little girl one of my favourite times of the year was when I would plant my sunflower seeds. My nan would plant her’s at the same time and we would have a competition over who could grow the tallest one.
Back then we didn’t have mobile phones that you would take a quick photo and send it to them. So, I used to have to measure it will a tape measure! I used to love visiting my nan’s house to see how her sunflower was doing, whilst secretly hoping it wasn’t too tall!!
So, after Alice watched Topsy and Tim growing sunflowers in their garden, she asked me if we could do it too. Of course I said yes and we set off to the shops to buy everything we needed.
What you will need…
A medium size pot
Sunflowers seeds – I choose the Little Growers that says they grow to 2 metres high
Alice was very excited to use her little gardening set she got for her birthday last year
If your pot has a hole in the bottom cover it over with some stones for the drainage of water, but to make sure the soil doesn’t escape.
Fill your pot with compost until you have a one inch gap at the top. Break up any large pieces of compost as you go.
With your stick make a hole in the compost at least six inches deep and wide enough to put two sunflower seeds in, about one inch apart.
Drop two seeds into the hole and position them an inch apart.
Cover over the seeds with the compost.
Fill up your watering can with water and give it a good soak, but don’t over water it.
There you go sunflower seeds planted and with lots of love, care and maybe some water too, you will have lovely tall sunflowers in no time…
Do you like to grow flowers with your children? Why don’t you have a competition with someone too…