Sow early spring to early summer outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 12mm (0.5in) deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart.For really giant sunflowers, sow them indoors in late winter/early spring, individually in 7.5cm (3in) pots at a temperature of 15-18C (60-65F). Grow on in good light conditions, harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed.
They prefer a sunny open site but will grow in most sites and soils.
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By Alan Kent 31-08-2012
Planted these seeds in the spring and although they were not particularly well cared for initially due to space saving, these have now thrived in their final planting area and are attracting masses of bees. Very easy to grow and a stunning addition to the garden.
Soldier of the Sun.
By AMANDA DAVIES 22-04-2012
Amanda Davies 22/04/2012 Neyland, Pembrokeshire.
Love the big seeds which make them easy for children or people with restricted movement to handle. Love that after only 5 days a little bud emerges from the soil. i grew the seeds in root trainer cells at the end of March, and I am now potting on and hardening off my young plants. Most are 6-8 inches tall already. Where I live we get the wild west wind straight off the sea, but luckly these plants with a bit of stalking manage brilliantly. Last year they were over 6ft high and we didn't even have a proper summer. A truly hardy annual. Hoping to grow a giant one this year.
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