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TALLEST SUNFLOWER AND LARGEST SUNFLOWER HEAD 2018

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. kazzawazza

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    How disappointing. Can you not put some form of cover over the seeds or relocate to an internal windowsill? Our utility room has now become the second greenhouse [​IMG] Husband keeps saying no more seeds ! So I have to sneak them in and rearrange everything
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    • Tinker86

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      No feeling like it. I started peas earlier this year and I was left with casings.
      Luckily, still plenty of time to sow more. Good luck
       
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      • Scrungee

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        Sunflower seeds sown in 21 x 80mm Fibre pots (set inside flexi pots to prevent drying out) now in heated propagators. This method eliminates root disturbance.
         
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        • Tinker86

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          Like the idea of setting them inside flexi pots to avoid drying out. Great idea
           
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          • martin-f

            martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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            Hi Kaz guess i could put them in what will be a summer house eventually, i planted some more in a bucket and only half fulled it with soil hope they cant get in it, i will have to do more work in the greenhouse and stop them getting in,

            They dug my seeds up recently luckily a fair few have survived, yes i popped some more in but don't know what they are as there out of bird food, i was more upset about my red ones i will have to pick some more up.
             
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              I meant to post an image, but my phone was inside charging. I use this method with (giant)Sunflowers, (long) Runner Beans, (tall) Sweetcorn and some Squashes when I want to start them early in a propagator, then either plant out in open ground, or pot on (into deep 'rose' pot) without any root disturbance if conditions still aren't right.

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              • Gail_68

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                @martin-f don't mess about with them mate...no sympathy what so ever [​IMG]
                 
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                  @Tinker86 yours are doing well :blue thumb:
                   
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                    martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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                    :scratch: hi Gail hope all is well :), its been quite without you :frown: i thought i had gone deaf for the first few days :biggrin:.
                     
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                    • Gail_68

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                      Ado Mate...just been rough and :thankyou: for asking but missed you all and the banter :pillow:...i can soon bring your hearing back to life [​IMG]

                      Show no mercy where the mice are concerned [​IMG] eating your plants :wallbanging:
                       
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                      • martin-f

                        martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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                        Hope your feeling better Gail, i cant hurt them its my own fault for not having it secured, only time i would bother if they got in the house as they have on two occasions.
                         
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                          Recovering Martin from kidney problems :gaah:....why don't you buy one of those plug in sensors if you have no other pets in the home...as my sister had mice getting in her home and she brought a couple and they soon went...they give off a load buzzing noise apparently:)
                           
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                            martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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                            Hope things are better soon :fingers crossed:, i don't need anything one two occasions in five years they got in they was dealt with asap ive since blocked every hole i can see and had no issues for the last two years,

                            They can do as they please outside i don't mind them nice little things but if they come indoors there doomed.
                             
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                              Martin that as made me laugh mate....doomed ASAP [​IMG]
                               
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                                Yes, we’ve missed you @Gail_68. Glad ur back [​IMG]
                                 
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