Sunflowers #grown-from-seed Sadly, few survived, I started them too early, kept them too long initially in the house, and by the time I moved them out they were too leggy and fragile. Next year, start seeds indoors mid March, move to greenhouse beginning of April and as possible (end of April) move outside. 😢 Sad that only 4-5 plants survived from this year’s. #lessonslearnt
@charlotte Mine didn’t look very happy in the greenhouse anymore which is why I decided to move them out. Where do you live, how many degrees are during the day/night? I live in Reading and the weather is now reasonably mild, 16-20 degrees during the day, 5-8 degrees during the night. I think last year I took them out around the same time or earlier. Slugs can be problematic when sunflowers are moved out so worth keeping an eye, it helps that it’s not very rainy these days.
@charlotte If you live somewhere reasonably warm you could try taking at least some of them out (I used bamboo canes to support them as it’s quite windy at times). As far are mine were concerned, they were getting quite large and roots too big for the pots so I felt they’d be happier outside. X
@sieveheadsarah I was thinking to start moving them all into the unheated greenhouse for the next few weeks, like I did in the previous years. Hopefully my bad back will allow me to clean up the greenhouse this weekend ..
...and the #sunflowers over here.