Don’t have a garden? No problem – a balcony will do.
Sunflowers love the warmer weather, so get planting in the spring or early summer.
- Put two or three sunflower seeds between two pieces of damp paper towel to help them sprout.
- Place it on top of a plate or in a bowl and you should see the seeds begin to sprout in a few days.
- Find the warmest sun-facing patch in the garden, dig a 30cm hole, and plant then water the seeds. You’ll need a large pot if you’re using a balcony.
- After a week you’ll start to see the flowers sprouting. Continue to water as needed and see whose sunflower grows the tallest!
Follow the growth of your sunflower by keeping a photo-diary.