Here at Play to Learn our tamariki participated in doing some gardening. Recently they have planted the sunflower seeds in the box. Using the spade, they dug into the soil and put the sunflower seeds in it. Then they covered the seeds with soil. Once the planting was done, they watered the garden using the water can. Now, all we need to do is to wait for the shoots to appear. Awesome work, tamariki ma!!!
One particular flower that tends to bring joy wherever it is found is the sunflower plant. Its showy bright flower catches the attention of people. Sunflowers are easy to grow and can thrive in any soil type. The first thing that comes to a lot of people’s minds is the tall sunflowers with wide flowers, but there are several other species and sunflower garden ideas to try out.
The ease of growing a sunflower cannot be overemphasized; all you need to do is to clear the area of stones and tree stumps, till the ground, and make tiny holes with your hands while dropping a single seed into each.
Consistent watering with a good garden hose that is properly stored on reels and your sunflower will sprout in no time. Sunflowers need lots of sunlight to grow, about 5 hours daily. Depending on the type of sunflower you plant, perennial sunflowers bloom for longer.