Let’s sow your sunflower seeds! Here’s Danny Clarke to show you how and to debunk some sunflower myths:
Step 1: Loosely fill your pot with compost
Step 2: Stick your finger into the compost to make a hole half an inch deep (1 cm).
Step 3: Put one seed in the hole
Step 4: Cover the seed with compost.
Step 5: Water, about a gulp. We want it wet, but not swampy.
Step 6: Place the pot somewhere you’ll see it often.*
Step 7: Repeat for all the seeds!
*In the early stages seeds don’t need lots of sunlight to germinate. Germination can take anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks so don’t worry if you don’t see much activity for a while. Put your pots somewhere you’ll remember to check them for water e.g. next to the kettle or on your desk. Once your seedling surfaces, move it to a sunnier spot.
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That’s week one done, tick it off your weekly calendar!
Catch Danny in The Instant Gardener on Together TV or tune into the nation’s favourite, Garden Rescue. Check our TV guide for times.