Post # 1
I love to garden but I’ve never planted sunflowers before and there isn’t very good info out on how long it takes for them to grow completely. I’m wanting my 12′ sunflowers to be in bloom for the wedding which is August 13th but I have no idea when to start them.
So Bees, what do you think? When should I plant the seeds? It doesn’t matter if I start them in the house or not.
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I’m not sure how long it takes for them to grow but I do know that we planted them from seeds and they took over the garden plot within a year. I would start them as soon as the ground temperature stays warm enough.
Post # 4
I think it’s dependent on where you live (zone). Talk to your local garden experts. Where I am in Ontario you would be right on time for sunflowers (if my memory serves correct).
Post # 5
I would start the seeds and keep them inside ASAP and then transplant outside when they are a few inches tall and the chance of frost is gone.
Post # 6
I would buy the plants already started at your local nursery. We have a shorter growing season and no guarantee of a lot of hot weather.
Ask at the garden center- there should be a tag in the basket of seedlings.
If you do buy seeds the information should be on the seed packet.
That will also vary though, depending on the type of sunflower and the number of hours of sunshine per day.
Post # 7
Okay thanks ladies! I think I`ll go talk to some of the local nurseries and get their opinon. We have it pretty mild here and our summers can get pretty hot so I figure right around now some time