How to Grow Sunflowers from Seed – Cut Flower Gardening for Beginners

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  1. Brooke Swiftwater on March 22, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    what spacing do you use when u put the sprouts into the ground?

  2. RADIN SYAH on March 22, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    “I don’t know why you grow it, don’t know why I grow it, I don’t know” 😂 You’re too cute.

  3. leahjkk on March 22, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you

  4. plant a plant on March 22, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Beautifull sunflowers are blooming. Really looking gorgeous.

  5. YhANG A. EstEBan on March 22, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    How many months to bloom?

  6. Ivy Bui on March 22, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    we really want to do it but I remember that I did it before so yea

  7. Lilms Wicked on March 22, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    I planted mine a few days ago but I live in so cal so I’m not worried about frost anytime soon tbh. Mine should be nice and big for summer!

  8. chef Aleem siddiqui on March 22, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    very helpful video…nice one

  9. isaacnata on March 22, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Hi 👋 squirrels are digging up any seeds I put in the ground and even seedlings about 4-5 inches, they eat. They steal blooms off my dwarf plant as soon as they start to open 😥 do you know anything I can do?

  10. Cathy holmes on March 22, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Yup, everytime i try to sow sunflower seeds outside, the birds and squirrels eat them every dang time!

  11. Anne L. Harper on March 22, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks! That was very informative.

  12. Marcelo jr Morales on March 22, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    What kind of sunflower seeds is a nice to plant

  13. J Dakat on March 22, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Such a happy flower 🌻🌻🌻

  14. Mia - on March 22, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Can I grow sunflower in a pot?

  15. The Anarchist on March 22, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    I solute you sunflowers you deserve a better life than just fighting zombies

  16. Krista Lincoln on March 22, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Nice, I just got my sunflowers 🌻 seeds in the mail today to help the bees 🌻🐝 💛 It’s gonna be my first time trying to plant something so I’m doing a little research to help me a bit. Haha so thanks for the video! Helped me understand ☺️❤️

  17. L0 on March 22, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    are they annuals?

  18. Brian on March 22, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    We planted ours about 2 weeks ago maybe and they are coming up fine. However the stalks are getting taller and they are falling over already. What can I do ??

  19. Pratik Basnet on March 22, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    I love flowers specially sun flowers

  20. Digicraftmon the Crystal Gem on March 22, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    What frost I’M IN FLORIDA AT JUNE!

  21. shaden al on March 22, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Will the grow during Winter and Autumn season??

  22. Joy's World Hobbies Baking Gardening on March 22, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    I am trying to plant some.sunflowers but they are not germinating…so beautiful..

  23. Ridho Irvan on March 22, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Do you boil the seeds first ?

  24. TurtleLily's Garden on March 22, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Do you start your sunflowers this early indoors? I’ve always started them outdoors but would like to have them earlier.

  25. Ann Betsinger on March 22, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    About how old were your seedlings when you planted them out?

  26. Lea’s Diary on March 22, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Beautiful 😍

  27. lydia Hunt on March 22, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Hi, I am a beginner, so please bare with me. I have/had the really tall sunflowers…. then we had a storm and they blew straight out of the ground.. so I fixed that and made it more sturdy… anyway they opened up and they were amazing!!!! So the sees are still in the flower part, do we call it a bulb? Anyway can I just plant the flower bulb that has had its day, and will it produce more when it’s ready?

  28. Chamique Solis on March 22, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Hello! Can I plant sunflower seeds in any kind of soil? Or do they need a special kind? Thank you!

  29. Anonymous on March 22, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    my parents gave me full permission to start a garden and they’re worried because I’m making plans for it which they think is stressful but? No I’m happy to have a garden it’s not stressful at all I’m just excited
    They’re not Plant People so anything involving the care of plants is a bit daunting and stress inducing for them T.T

  30. Julie Leonelli on March 22, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Chipmunks or squirrels ate almost all of my sunflower plants when they were about 6-8" tall. How can I keep that from happening next year?

  31. Julie Puhr on March 22, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Glad to hear u don’t direct seed. A visual of how u did plant would be helpful because u went through that fast and I am a visual learner

  32. Tuvshek on March 22, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Will sunflower do well in normal potting mix or cactus potting mix

  33. TurtleLily's Garden on March 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Nevermind. I realized too late that this wasn’t your current video.

  34. Sam Reeve on March 22, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    What do you do about bugs chewing holes in the sunflowers (and all your flowers). Do you use insecticide?

  35. Yvonne Knight on March 22, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Yes I put it thur out mygatden Igrow them for the birds

  36. Jennifer B on March 22, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    What was the name of the soil you use?

  37. thuy nguyen on March 22, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Are they a one and done flower or do they come back if you cut them?

  38. Yoshiyono on March 22, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I got a sunflower from my teacher cause of Corona

  39. Hobbit Lady on March 22, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    What do you do to protect the small plants from bunnies? Wire?

  40. Sharon George on March 22, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Hi 🙋‍♀️
    How cold do your winters get? I’m zone 5b and we get negative temps so I’m hesitant to winter sow heat lovers.

  41. Jo Rago on March 22, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Do you need to spray pesticides to grow healthy sunflower ?

  42. Andrew John on March 22, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    i grow them..but they dont produce any seed..why?

  43. Pratik Basnet on March 22, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Which month is good for growing sunflowers

  44. Batul N on March 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Hello, i want to ask about browning/yellowing of leaves. Some of my baby sunflowers’ bottom leaves have a brown color at their tips and others have a yellowish color before they become very crispy and eventually crumble and die. But I assume it’s Not overwatering as they’re blooming just fine. One baby flower opened yesterday! So what am I doing wrong? Are they not getting enough water? And how much water do they need per day? Thanks.

  45. Its Me Jen Jen on March 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Is it the same with dwarf sunflower please reply🥺❤️

  46. Ryan M Outdoors on March 22, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Nice tutorial. I’m thinking of planting some after getting some volunteer ones from my bird feeder.

  47. hayden bolton on March 22, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    i have been planting sunflowers in my garden

  48. Syngates Avenge on March 22, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Can we eat those sunflowers seeds?

  49. Michelle Pestaina on March 22, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Wish I’d seen your video a few weeks ago! I made a garden bed and sowed some seeds…within a few days they all popped up. Next morning, there were holes in the bed and ALL my seedlings were GONE!

  50. Artemis Grier on March 22, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Looking forward to sunflowers!

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