I hope you have been delighted to find a gorgeous packet of sunflower seeds in your copy of our new album April.

You can sow your seed directly into the garden [cough] from April onwards. Do you see what we have done there?

In a good summer it can take only 60 days from sowing to the flowers blooming, and they can grow up to 12 inches every day… Oh baby.

So, the tallest Hope and Social sunflower by the end of September wins an original hand drawn and signed picture of a sunflower by our artist in residence Simon Wainwright, and a life time supply of Four Day Hombre CDs.

Just email a picture of you and your sunflower to sunflower@hopeandsocial.com before the end of September.

Please, feel free to use your own seeds if you want to join in, or win, I cant guarantee the quality of our seeds.

For best results you will need a sheltered sunny location, which pretty much rules out you Scottish lot!

CAUTION:

People have reported their sunflower seedlings disappearing overnight! The main culprits turned out to be hungry rabbits, pigeons and vegetarians.  Please don’t feel the need to stand precariously on your garden fence above your child like this nut->

How To Grow Sunflowers From Seed

Let us know how you get on, good luck and happy growing!

x

PS Check this for plant related coolness: Guerilla Pothole Gardens!

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Rhona said:

Denison, that’s a challenge. I’m going to plant my seeds in a pot, set it outside the door of my top floor flat with no garden, and nurture them until the resulting flowers kick the arse of those grown in the earth south of the border.

Now, where’s my Miracle Gro? x

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Ben Denison said:

Thats not miracle grow…………..its RED STRIPE!

STEP AWAY FROM THE RED STRIPE!

My seeds are going in tonight! I also have it on good authority from a Guirilla Gardener in our midst, that bird seed grows just fine!

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