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bodger

Sunflowers?

Yesterday we went to the garden centre to buy some plants to put in our polytunnel but on our way around the centre I was tempted and bought a pack of 'Giant' sunflower seeds. Most years we have some growing  but these usually come from the discarded seeds from in and around our bird feeders.
We some times get multi headed plants but it's not very often that we set out to grow some real biggies.
Years ago I seem to recall having a bit of a competition on the forum to see who could grow the biggest specimen. It's the sort of thing that we used to do on here, so is there anyone out there who'd like to join in this time around? It's something I'll be doing anyway. I'm thinking that having some lining the driveway would look nice. We have some humungus big pots doing nothing that we can utilise.
bodger

I'm sticking the sunflower seed into pots. They're of the Russian Giant variety.
Toddy

I'll give it a go but I'm just going to use the ordinary ones in among the bird food. I have that to hand, and don't see me getting to a garden centre any time soon.

Race you ?
olde9856

We always grow some with the grandkids it's amazing how they vary even in the same packet.
bodger

Toddy wrote:
I'll give it a go but I'm just going to use the ordinary ones in among the bird food. I have that to hand, and don't see me getting to a garden centre any time soon.

Race you ?


You'd better get going Toddy, I've already put mine in. I've got half a packet of the Russian Giants going if you want to try them. Let me know.

I'll be setting some of the bird feed kind as well.
Toddy

Bodger kindly shared some of his Russian Giant seeds with me and they have just been sown in pots. Unkindly handled by the P.O. but I'm hopeful that the unbroken ones will come on.
I had already planted four pots with some of the little black ones from the bird seed mix, so we'll see how it goes.

Who else is going to give this a go ?

M
sandrar

I'll give it a go. we had a family competition last year, it got a little too serious.
bodger

Serious is good.
Dave C

Would love to join in but it's so windy up here that they just can't get any height to them.

But will watch with interest.  
Maybe I could judge  
sod

Will love to but have to wait afew months to plant    
bodger

Hey up, over half the sun flowers that I planted are up and showing today.
bodger

They should be a tad larger come the end of the summer.




sod

Sounds good start and nice and early.
Dave C

Saw some in the garden centre yesterday that were about a foot tall already.
bodger

Well mine are growing pretty well, how are yours doing?




Toddy

Nothing like your's  

I'll see about some photos though.

M
bodger

An update on our sunflowers. They're still growing.




bodger

They're getting pretty tall and some, if not all the flowers are getting quite sizable.




sandrar

Mine are still in tight bud. I lost a few to the wind and rain last week.

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