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I've found that sunflowers are one of the easiest plants to plant, I don't even bother digging a hole any more; I just cast the seeds into my garden.

I grow them every year (various varieties), but this year I'm growing Mexican Sunflowers for the first time.
 
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Of 24 sunflower seeds I planted Thursday,18 sprouted last night. This is the fastest they have ever sprouted for me, 3 nights!
 
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Chuck, I planted giant Russian sunflowers once! At the time I had a brick bungalow and by the end of summer they were towering above the gutters.
The reason I planted them is because the people I bought the seeds from say that they can exceed 14 feet tall with 16 feet at maximum. I am going to really concentrate on beating 16 feet by strict watering and fertilizing. By doing this maybe I can get 12 feet out of them.:D
 
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Is the sunflower competition a yearly thing?
Don't know but it should be. Being as how they are really simple to grow there could be a lot of different categories. Tallest, most flowers, largest flower etc. Give even beginner gardeners a good chance of winning.
 
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I cheated.
A-ha!! :cautious:

The plot thickens!! :ROFLMAO:

I will say, if anyone wants to go for "Most flowers," then plant a couple from out of a bird feeder! Wow! One of the volunteers I had last year had 14 flowers on it, and when they stopped blooming, :eek: the plant tried to throw out 5 or 6 more. Makes sense that the seed growers would want more flowers, more seed = more money! ;)
 
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I've found that sunflowers are one of the easiest plants to plant, I don't even bother digging a hole any more; I just cast the seeds into my garden.

I grow them every year (various varieties), but this year I'm growing Mexican Sunflowers for the first time.
This is just one Mexican sunflower. Photo taken last year. I love em.

 
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