grow you own sunflowers set kit children activity fun
grow you own sunflowers set kit children activity fun

Grow Your Own Sunflower Race Set

Sale price£4.99

This grow your own sunflower set is perfect for for the children and the whole family. This kit has everything you need to start growing (and racing!) Fun for everyone, see whose sunflower grows the tallest. A great interactive way for children to learn about looking after and growing plants. 

Kit includes: 3 mini starter pots, 6 coir disks, sachet of sunflower seeds, plastic packaging that doubles as a mini propagator. 

Sunflowers are well-known for being a happy flower. Bright and cheery, they can brighten someone's mood! 

Did you know? Sunflowers follow the sun. They rotate their flower head to face the sun and when after sunset they then rotate east in preparation for sunrise the next day. This process is called heliotropism. The older the sunflower gets the less they do this.

Germination can take approximately 7-12 days. The speed of growth depends on a few factors in the growing conditions. To best results keep on a warm, sunny windowsill and water regularly.

How to use:
Begin your kit by planting and germinating the sunflower seeds, inside from February to April.  Place on a a warm and sunny windowsill. They will be ready for replanting outside in April or May when temperatures start to rise and the sunflowers are at least 30cm tall. 

Transfer the sunflowers to a garden patch that gets 6-8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Plant outside in loose, well-drained soil. Water your sunflowers often and with plenty of water.

Step by step guide:

  • Sow indoors February to April.
  • Step 1- Place coir discs into bowl and add approximately 180mls of water. Allow water to fully absorb to create a soil-like consistency.
  • Step 2- Add moist coir to each pot, thinly sow 1 seed per pot and lightly press down to cover.
  • Step 3- Pots can then be placed back into plastic clamshell to act as mini propagator until seedlings appear.
  • Step 4- Water regularly as needed.

Transplant outdoors May to July:
Seedlings can be transplanted into larger pots of compost or directly into your garden when large enough to handle. Choose a sunny sheltered position, ideally against a wall or fencing.

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