Sunflower Plants

Sunflower Plants

Sunflowers grow best in locations with direct sunlight (6 to 8 hours per day), they prefer long, hot summers to flower well. Sunflowers have long tap roots that need to stretch out, so the plants prefer well-dug, loose, well-draining soil, in preparing a bed, dig down 2 feet in depth and about 3 feet across to ensure the soil isn’t too compact.If possible, put seeds in a spot that is sheltered from strong winds, perhaps along a fence or near a building.

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Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. American natives, sunflowers are grown for beauty and harvested for seed.

PLANTING

  • Sunflowers grow best in locations with direct sunlight (6 to 8 hours per day), they prefer long, hot summers to flower well.
  • Sunflowers have long tap roots that need to stretch out, so the plants prefer well-dug, loose, well-draining soil; in preparing a bed, dig down 2 feet in depth and about 3 feet across to ensure the soil isn’t too compact.
  • Find a well-drained location, and prepare your soil by digging an area of about 2-3 feet in circumference to a depth of about 2 feet.
  • Though they’re not too fussy, sunflowers thrive in slightly acidic to somewhat alkaline soil (pH 6.0 to 7.5).
  • Sunflowers are heavy feeders so the soil needs to be nutrient-rich with organic matter or composted (aged) manure. Or, work in a slow release granular fertilizer 8 inches deep into your soil.
  • If possible, put seeds in a spot that is sheltered from strong winds, perhaps along a fence or near a building.
  • Before planting, decide whether or not you want to grow a fun sunflower tower.

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