Has your sunflower started to sprout?
Show us by sending a selfie with your sunflower. We love to see you with your sprouts and we’ll share them on our website for others to see too.
If you’ve joined our Facebook group, you can also share photos there and admire other people’s sunflowers.
Interesting fact: The first leaves that appear are called cotlyedon leaves or seed leaves. These are different in shape to the true leaves, which grow later.
Sunflower's true leaves are more shapely, thicker and veinier. Their purpose is to help photosynthesis, which is how your sunflower converts sunlight into energy to grow!
Still waiting for a sprout?
Like people, seeds will grow and bloom at different times. Don’t be discouraged if your seed is yet to come through. There are many factors that may affect its growth like the warmth and moisture levels.
You can always ask in our Facebook group for tips. Sometimes the seeds just don’t germinate and that’s ok too, that’s why we recommend having more than one at the beginning.
Remember to keep using the watering tips Danny and Fran shared last week. We can’t wait to see all your faces with your little sprouts.