HOW TO GROW GIANT SUNFLOWER STALKS

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1.Choosing the right seeds

Avoid the traditional variety of seeds and get yourself Hybrid seeds which are developed to be uniform and consistently reliable. While older varieties often become top-heavy and fall over in wet or windy weather, Hybrids have been selected for a strong, thick stalk to support its heavy head. In ideal growing conditions, it reaches heights of 16 feet or more and produces huge seedheads.

2. Soil Preparation

Sunflowers need full sun; see 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day – the more the better if you are trying to grow them to their maximum potential. so get a shamba where there is direct Sunlight and sheltered form wind.

Sunflowers thrive in warm to hot climates with full sunshine during the day. Dry seasons are perfect for growing sunflowers.

Check Soil PH: Sunflowers prefer a slightly acidic to somewhat alkaline soil with a pH between 6.0…

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