It’s time to plant sunflower seeds!
Mid-March is time to start Sunflower seedlings to 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. It’s such a bummer to find your seedlings mowed to the ground! Snails will take them to the ground overnight, so starting in a flat will help prevent massive snail damage.
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. Now, go! Plant!