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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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->
Let us know how you get on, good luck and happy growing!
PS Check this for plant related coolness: Guerilla Pothole Gardens!