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    Can you remember earlier this year someone said about growing sunflowers from the bird seed?

    I did and this is where they are at now. The heads aren't massive, but the tallest one is about 6.5 -> 7ft tall.



    How did yours do?
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    you're just a big show off!!!

    That and your big cucumber/s.

    Mine are about 4 inches high at the moment.


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    lol @ me yes.

    but I am interested to see how everyone else is doing with them, I haven't grown them since I was a kid and am just as excitable about them now!
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    You have a little while to go to beat my record.....15.5 feet....

    Used to grow a row of them down our garden fence, yellow giant variety, plus also some red sun flowers which produce multiply flowers, not as big about 8 feet but look great.

    Yours look great.....nice one

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    Default awww...............your sunflowers are bigger than mine

    We have planted 10 and named them all and are having a competition to see who gets the tallest - none of em are taller than 6 inches at present - though we had to keep replanting cos some pesky aminal was eating em..........!!

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    i have some very dark red (nearly black) ones growing, last time i saw them they were about 6 inches tall too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdinkle View Post
    Can you remember earlier this year someone said about growing sunflowers from the bird seed?

    I did and this is where they are at now. The heads aren't massive, but the tallest one is about 6.5 -> 7ft tall.



    How did yours do?
    Gosh! Yours are doing really well. A couple of mine are around 4ft but aren't in flower yet.

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    They have been treated too well.

    I feed them on rotted manure and seaweed juice and they have also had a little chicken pooh and more recently a touch of bat guano (sample).

    They don't not like the proper ones that I always remember having flowers the size of tea plates. But they was 'pot luck bird seed'.

    Dark red sounds exotic, I want some.
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