It’s Time for Sunflowers! If you start seedlings in mid-March you should have blooms around the 4th of July.
It is preferable to start seeds in a flat with seed starter soil and let them grow until they are about 5 – 6 inches tall before planting them in the ground. Snails and slugs LOVE to munch on the seedlings, and will take them to the ground overnight so starting them in flats will avoid that problem, hopefully.
There are so many great varieties of sunflowers so stagger your starts with different colors and sizes through April and May to have a summer’s worth of blooming beauties. What is happier to look at than sunflowers!!!