How are your team's sown seeds coming along? Has anyone's started peeking through yet?
It's important to know how often you need to water your sunflower seed. Getting the ratio right at the beginning is crucial to ensuring your sunflowers sprout and grow strong.
Danny and Fran will show you their top watering tips that you can share with your teammates.
Top Watering Tips
- 1. Think little and often!
- 2. Use the finger test to see if the soil needs watering. Touch the top of the soil and if it's dry, top it up! If it's wet, they're fine for now!
- 3. A cloche is simple to make and can help keep the sunflowers in a warm, wet environment during the first few weeks. Simply use half a plastic bottle or a plastic bag!
- 4. Going away? Fill a drip tray with water and the soil will soak up what it needs slowly.
Remembering to water your sunflowers can be hard. If you decide as a team to choose something everyone does every day to prompt each other, your success will be higher.
Maybe, when you brush you teeth in the morning, think about checking your sunflower. Or if you take the dog out for a morning walk, check the sunflower when you grab the lead. Or simply get your team leader to remind you all every morning!
Your sunflowers are going to thrive under the watchful eyes of your team.