Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunflower Experiment



I don't know what sort of sunflowers these will grow into....you see they were from a bag of bird feed.
I started the seeds off in little peat pots, so they can be planted straight into the ground - pot and all.
This morning I planted them out on a sunny corner of the veggie garden and mulched with some lovely grass hay raked out from the chook pen.
Can't wait so see what flowers I will get!
Has anyone else grown the sunflowers from bird feed before? I would be interested in hearing your results.
Cheerio for now,
Sandi x
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10 comments:

lynne said...

I grow my sunflowers from seed I buy for my chooks, too. I just throw seeds around the garden beds and hope for the best - I've had some great results, with some flowers over 6 feet tall. The chooks love eating the sunflower heads after the flower is finished too. Good luck with yours.

Faye Cook said...

Mum lived on the highway in Toowomba and once a semi-trailer overturned in front of her place ,spilling a full load of sunflower seeds.We all got buckets of seeds for our Bday that year and her garden was a mass of sun flowers for several years.

margaret said...

the best sunflowers I have had are lose from bird seed, some have had up to 13 flowers on them, best of luck with yours.

Karen said...

I have no idea what sort they will be but I think it is a great idea. We try to grow them every Summer because they always look great.
Good luck!

danilo battistelli said...

what kind of techic use about photo, photoshop or a particula kind ok camera? :D

greenthumb said...

Great idea I did that a few years back with a hand full of seed from mums.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great idea Sandi...I knew a lady who used to plant them and they worked!

Ulla said...

We take what the birds have dropped under the feeder and dump it on our garden compost with dry leaves and such, and a couple of times we have had nice tall sunflowers growing there.

Janice said...

It will be fun to see how they turn out. I had some seed gifted to me in a swap and they were nice and bright last summer. I've never tried growing seed from the chook food. I'll have to try it out....but will have to wait till November, after the frosts have passed.

Cindy Lane said...

Lovely!

When I lived in FNQ I went through 2 bags of sunflower seeds a day for the cockies - they saw me coming a mile off!!!!!