How to grow sunflowers
1 Choose a sunny sheltered 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.
3 Sow seeds about 1cm deep. Hint: If you have lots of seeds, sow in pairs and pull out the weakest seedlings when they start to grow. Water gently after sowing.
4 As they grow, tie them gently to their stakes with stretchy ties (old socks cut up make good plant ties). Water to keep the soil just moist and feed them every week with liquid fertiliser. Sunflowers need plenty of food because they grow so fast.