How to Grow a Giant Sunflower
If you want to grow giant sunflowers, you should know that our instructions will help you to do so. Giant sunflower plants are just beautiful. They are dramatic and bright and learning how to grow them will help you to enjoy more natural beauty on your yard or terrace. Our instructions are clear and simple to follow and they will give you the power to create the ultimate outdoor environment.
Choose the Right Sunflower Seeds
There are plenty of giant sunflower varieties out there. One type is the Mammoth, which is very attractive and, as its name suggests, really big! It grows from seven to twelve feet in height and its big seeds also taste great when they've been roasted.
Another interesting sunflower type to consider is the American Giant Hybrid. It doesn't feature heads as large as the Mammoth. However, it grows to sixteen feet in height.
A third choice is the Skyscaper, which features a flowerhead of fourteen inches in width. The plan will grow to a height of twelve feet.
Once you plant your seeds, you'll need to be patient. They usually take between seventy-five to ninety days to grow. Start them inside or plant them right where you want them to be. Those who plant their seeds inside should be careful that they don't get root-bound. Once they are ready to be transplanted where you want them to grow during the summer months, you should plant them two to three feet from each other.
You should know that birds and squirrels enjoy eating these seeds, so you'll need to pay attention in order to keep them safe from these adorable predators. After you plant them, we recommend placing screens over them, in order to stop pests from digging them up.
These sunflowers should be cultivated where they will receive full sunlight. Soil conditions may vary from rich to average, so they are appropriate for a lot of gardens. Rich soil will boost the chances of optimal growth. As well, make certain that drainage for your soil is superb. You should dig two to three feet down before planting. Then, add soil, manure and compost in layers.
As well, you should fertilize on a regular basis. The best option is a fertilizer with a high level of nitrogen. In terms of watering, make sure that irrigation goes right down to the roots. Don't let the soil get dry and don't soak it.
Also, you should stake your blooms. These plants weigh a lot and they should be held in place so they won't topple when winds get high.
Plan Your Sunflower Garden Today
Now is the right time to plan a beautiful garden which features giant sunflowers. With this in mind, why not plan your garden today?