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Together TV's Sunflower Challenge - week 3: sowing

It’s time to sow those seeds!

Follow Danny Clarke’s easy steps to give your sunflower seed the best start.

Top Sowing Tips!

  1. 1. You can also germinate seeds in a wet towel. Just dampen a kitchen cloth, put the seeds on the cloth and fold the cloth on top of the seeds. Check to see if they sprout over the next few days and plant the ones that do!
  2. 2. This keeps them safe from cold weather, hungry squirrels and other dangers. We’ll let you know when it’s safe to transplant (move them outside) later.
  3. 3. Put one seed per pot to give them the best chance of growing strong and tall
  4. 4. No pots to hand? Check your recycling bin for alternatives like a fruit punnet or egg box. Just make sure theres a drainage hole if you’re using plastic.

Some of you great recycled pots. There's Ian N's reused coffee cut with seedlings poking through. Andrew M's empty loo rolls and Natalie S' egg box!

We’ll be in touch next week with Danny’s watering tips.

Good luck sowing! 

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