This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Sunflowers (Giant, Teddy Bear)
Variety: Sunflower 'Teddy Bear', Suttons seeds. Sown April indoor, planted outside in June in pot.
The seed pack says 'Teddy Bear' grows 16-24 inches, however, I think mine are a bit stunted as perhaps I put too many in the pot.
Giant Sunflowers are growing and growing.
Variety: Sunflower 'Giant Single', Mr Fothergill's seeds. Sown 3 April 2011 indoor. Planted outside 1st June 2011.
Giant sunflower before flowering.