How to grow sun­flow­ers

Kids Go Gardening - - Summer -

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.

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