Sunflowers

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by Penton, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Penton

    Penton Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I know, the weather has been unseasonably cold, but I'm thinking about sunflowers. I live in the panhandle of Florida (and it's been below freezing here already!) and would like any and all information on growing sunflowers including the type of soil they need, best time to plant, special care, etc. I'm thinking ahead to Spring and all the wonderful promises that come with Spring. This weather reminds me of life. When life is cold and harsh, there can be warmth and promise around the corner. This year, Sunflowers!
     
  2. Cluck Wild Farm

    Cluck Wild Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, sunflowers will grow just about anywhere that they have full sun, and the occasional watering. I love sunflowers, they're so gorgeous! Good luck!
     
  3. LBKS

    LBKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep in mind the amount of wind you get when choosing what varieties you get and where you plant them. For instance, don't plant the extra tall sunflowers in areas of high wind without staking or protection -- they will get knocked over. If you are in a windy area I would recommend shorter sunflowers or planting them such that they get shelter from the wind.

    Other than that, as long as they have a good climate and plenty of sun they spring up everywhere.
     
  4. Aacre

    Aacre Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm in Colorado and I've already planted some seeds. Their first night out, it already froze, but I think the ground, it's OK.. I am keeping my fingers crossed anyway! [​IMG] My first time ever planting sunflower seeds.. Good luck!
     
  5. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Yup, they will grow just about anywhere as long as they have good sun and water. I grow them around the perimeter of my garden. This way I can tie them against the fence as they grow higher. And, the chickens absolutely love those sunflower seeds!
     
  6. bustedchicks

    bustedchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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