Enjoy with planting Sunflower in your garden

Growing sunflower can be a fun activitiy for adult and kid. Moreover, you can cut flower as for your house decoration or harvest its seed.
It is very important to carefully consider the types of sunflowers you intend to grow and where and how you intend to grow them.
Carefully select your seeds reading all of the information on the seed packs. Pay attention to the height of the plants, and the time to bloom, and the type of flowers.
Consider whether you are planting for cut flowers, or planting to harvest and roast seeds for eating. Maybe you want to plant your sunflowers in pots or create a barrier of sunflowers between you and your neighbors. Seeds for every type of planting are readily available. You just need to have some idea about what you want from your garden.
Sunflower seeds, in a number of varieties, are available at most local garden nurseries. Or you can buyw with mail order catalogs.
Preparing the seeds
It's a good idea to prepare the seeds before planting. It can ensure that you will not waste all seeds.
Cover the seeds in the tissue or towel paper and damp the paper with paper. Leave the seeds in the wet towel paper for 4-5 days BUT you should check every day that the paper are damp. If not, you should spray water to the paper. If the seeds begin to sprout, it means that the seeds are ready to be put into the soil.
Soil Condition
Sunflower plants are like any other plant. The better the soil the more heartier and robust the plant but sunflower are tolerant of heat and drought. The sunflowers like a soil that drains well and contains a lot of mulch. About two weeks before planting, you should mix a bit of steer manure into the soil.
Sunlight
The minimum sunlight is 6hrs a day to grow healthy plants. However, full sun is suggested for the better part of the day to grow strong healthy sunflowers.
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So much carefulness - I guess that means letting them set seed helter-skelter and thinning out the ones you don't want doesn't work? That's my preferred method, seems to work pretty well
http://annzoid.com/Gardens/mutant.jpg
(I do occasionally buy seeds, it's just that this poster made gardening all sound so - regimented. I love volunteers!)
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I haven't planted sunflowers for years, but I have them every year. I love the surprise of colors, sizes, etc. that I get from my volunteer sunflowers.
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In article snipped-for-privacy@newsguy.com says...

There are two types of gardeners, the laissez faire type who let nature dictate the garden as much as possible and the controlling types who want everything just so in spite of nature. Me, I take whatever volunteers I get free and plant around them. I over seed planters and let the strongest survive. Sometimes I do play God if the strongest are being unfair to some of the weaker plants.
I have a neighbor who bought hundreds of pansies for his parkway and planted them in all these perfectly straight rows. Every time I look at that parkway I wonder if someone like him would have been a good Nazi. :-)
Here's a pic of my volunteer sunflowers from last year. Unfortunately for some reason I didn't get any volunteers this year. I think the squirrels have been eating all the seeds.
http://www.brandylion.com/gallery/Garden_2006/IMG_3097
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I'm sure the squirrels ate well last year! Very pretty!
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I thoroughly enjoyed looking through all of your garden photos. In fact you have inspired some ideas for my own yard next year. Am gonna get hubby busy building some more boxes, and maybe a trellis arbour of some sort.
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I felt inspired to grow some sunflowers and put a few in a pot. I have a bad habit of forgetting what I've planted and weed everything that is coming up. I will see what happens this way.
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On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:36:29 -0500, Mark Anderson

Nice container work, Mark. Great what you have done with your space!
People shoudl be inspired by your gardens.
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