How to grow sun­flow­ers

Kids Go Gardening - - Summer -

1 Choose a sunny weed-free patch of soil and give it a good wa­ter the day be­fore you plant.

2 You might have a wall or fence you can grow sun­flow­ers against. If not get help to bang some stakes firmly in the ground, about 40cm apart.

3 Sow seeds about 1cm deep. Hint: If you have plenty of seeds, sow in pairs and pull out the weak­est seedlings when they start to grow. Wa­ter gen­tly af­ter sow­ing.

4 Feed and wa­ter your sun­flow­ers as they grow and tie them gen­tly to their stakes with stretchy ties. Wa­ter to keep the soil just moist.

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