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Together TV's Sunflower Challenge - week 3: sowing

So, you've procured your own seeds, great! It’s time to sow them.

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

Sunflower Kit Resources

As you've arranged your own seeds, you can download the sunflower growing calendar, bingo sheet and colour in sheet to join in the fun.

The first person/team to reach bingo will win a custom engraved wooden crate, perfect for all your gardening bits and bobs.

We'd love to see your coloured in sunflowers, so send them to [email protected] to have them feature on our website and socials.

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!

Once you've safely sown your seeds, fill in your printer calendar and tick off week 3. Well done!

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

Good luck sowing! 

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