How To Grow Giant Sunflowers

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Great news for home gardeners, you too can grow giant sunflowers in your home garden. There are a few things you have to know first, but once you know these, you are good to go. The first thing, and probably one of the most important is the variety you select for your garden.

There perfect variety for you to experiment with in your garden, is called Sunzilla. It is a hybrid seed that has been engineered to grow into giant sunflowers in a garden environment.  Besides having a thick stalk, it can reach a height of 16 feet or more and produces huge seedheads.

How To Grow Giant Sunflowers At Home

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Slow Granular Fertilizer
  • Compost Or Granular fish fertilizer. (optional)
  • Miracle Grow (Optional)
  • Snail Bait
  • Netting

Sunflowers require a well drained area at least two to three feet wide, and this area should be dug deep to about 2 feet. The seeds should be planted directly into the soil and not in planters. The perfect time to plant your seeds is in late spring, as soon as the average temperature in your area is 50 degrees F.

Wet the soil and plant about six seeds an inch deep into the soil. Space these clumps about six to eight inches apart. Each one should be protected by snail bait and loose netting. It takes about a week to a week and a half for the seedlings to appear. As they grow, you should pull out the weaker plants. Sunflowers need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.

You can follow full step by step instructions on Renees Garden blog, here…

How To Grow Giant Sunflowers At Home


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