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Sunflowers?

Post  vfclead on 4/8/2010, 7:53 pm

Has anyone planted Sunflowers in their SFG before? I'm not seeing anything the book or website about planting them -- the seed packet says thin seedling to 12-18 inches, does that mean I can do one per square or do I have to expand to 1.5 squares per flower?

Any thoughts?

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Post  Josh on 4/8/2010, 8:37 pm

I planted just one in a square last year, it grew really tall, it was a lemon queen and it said they get 4-5 feet tall, I'm standing next to it, I had a old metal tower I used for a trellis to give it support.

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Post  vfclead on 4/8/2010, 8:40 pm

Wow Josh - that looks a lot taller than 4-5 feet to me. Very cool. Thanks for the input!

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@Josh wrote:I planted just one in a square last year, it grew really tall, it was a lemon queen and it said they get 4-5 feet tall, I'm standing next to it, I had a old metal tower I used for a trellis to give it support.

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Post  timwardell on 4/8/2010, 10:14 pm

I've planted a few in my SFG this year - one per square. They are supposed to be excellent companions for cucumber, squash and melons.

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Post  argardener on 4/9/2010, 11:12 pm

I AM PLANTING MY 1ST SUNFLOWERS THIS YEAR SCATTERED AMONG MY TRELLIS PLANTS... THOSE PICS ARE COOL JOSH!

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Post  Retired Member 1 on 4/10/2010, 9:01 am

Wonderful pic, Josh. I'm planting sunflowers today in my ornamental bed - 1 per square in a line at the back of the bed. I think if I have enough seed might plant two or three among the vining plants in the SFG -- these are mammoth and should grow 6 - 8' tall.

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