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aimeesh
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How to Care for Sunflowers?

i love sunflowers and have started to grow a few, but i wish i had asked ahead of time, what are the best conditions for sunflowers? can they grow in containers? if in the ground do i still treat them with plant food and/or pesticides?

i know nothing, throw your knowledge at me, please :)

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Kisal
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I started my sunflower seeds in small containers, prior to transplanting them out by my back fence. I had to make a wire cover for the little containers, to prevent the crows from pulling up the little sprouts. As I recall, once the leaves shed all of the seed covering, the birds left the seedlings alone, and I could safely plant them out by the fence.
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" - Douglas Adams

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