SOWING:Direct seed (recommended): After the last frost, sow in groups of 2-3 seeds, 1/2″ deep. Thin to one plant when true leaves appear.
Transplant: Sow in final container 3-4 weeks prior to planting out. Sunflowers dislike root disturbance and do not transplant well Transplants should be held indoors for no more than 4 weeks prior to planting out. Provide sun and good air movement.
LIGHT PREFERENCE:Full Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Light, well-drained soil. Excessive nitrogen may cause plants to grow too vigorously with abnormal flower shapes.
PLANT SPACING:4-24″. Single-stem varieties space 4-6″ apart. Branching varieties space 18-24″ apart.
HARVEST:Fresh: Flowers can be harvested tight when color first begins to show, or when the flowers are just beginning to open, depending on your market.
Dried: Flowers are completely open. Hang or use silica gel.
USES:Excellent cut flower or for gardens.
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