Choose your favourite type of sunflowers seeds
We know sunflowers as the picture-perfect tall, blonde plants greeting us as we drive through the countryside. But it turns out sunflowers come in many different varieties. Some of them grow to be 3-meters tall, others get to 50 cm and stop growing – just perfect to put in a vase on the window sill. The yellow colour is optional as well. Sunflowers come in orange, brown or dark red hues too. So even before you decide where to plant your sunflowers, the first thing to do is choose the type of seeds you think will make a bigger impression on the kids in the family.
Or why not plant different ones in different pots? Don’t forget to label them though, as they come with fun names such as ‘Teddy Bear’, ‘Big Smile’, ‘Sundance Kid’, or ‘Suntastic Yellow Sunflowers’.
Decide when to plant your sunflower seeds
One of the first things to know about sunflowers is that they don’t like frost at all. So, wait until the last spring frost is over before you plant the sunflower seeds. This means it’s a great project to start in the spring, anytime between the middle of April and the end of May. If you’re planting the seeds outdoors make sure you wait until the end of May before you transfer them from your pot.
Decide where to plant your sunflower seeds
Look for sunny places in and around your home. A window sill or a balcony are great places where you can put the pot with the baby sunflower seeds in. For taller varieties of sunflowers you will have to eventually get them into a bigger pot outdoors, so make sure you reserve the sunniest spot in your garden for that moment.
Put together a list of all the things you will need
Luckily planting a sunflower is easy and it won’t require many trips to the supermarket. All you need are a few easy-to-find supplies:
- Sunflower seeds
- Clear plastic bags
How to plant your sunflower
Now comes the fun part of planting the sunflower seeds. Don’t hesitate to enlist the help of the kids as well.