Sunflower Growing Guide

Sunflower

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Well drained fertile soil

Position

Full sun

Frost tolerant

Hardy

Feeding

None generally needed.

Companions

Cucumber and Beans.

Spacing

Single Plants: 30cm (11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 50cm (1' 7") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow seeds directly in spring
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Dwarf varieties are suitable for smaller gardens. Plant larger varieties to the back of the garden to prevent them casting shade. Keep well watered in dry weather

Harvesting

Harvest once seeds start drying. Spent stalks and heads good addition to compost (make sure all the seeds are out).

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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