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Sunflower Seeds - Odin

£2.65 £0.99

These beautiful and architectural annuals look great in any landscape or border. They have a particular benefit to the natural garden feeding and encouraging bird life to settle in your space (by providing winter food) who in turn feed on cabbage whites and other pesky critters invading your plot. The seeds are edible and of course make a great cut flower.

Description
  • Pack size: 60 seeds
  • Time to germination: 7 - 14 days
  • When to sow: March –  June
  • Spacing: 50cm+
  • Soil preference: Fertile well drained 
  • Light preference: Full sun

How to grow sunflowers from seed

 

A great trick to speed the germination of your sunflower seeds is to soak them overnight in room temperature water. Plant seeds 2-3cm deep in pots indoors or direct where they are to grow after the last frosts.

Pinch out the growing tips at 8 to 10 inches to encourage more flowers and a somewhat shorter plant.

Sunflowers look amazing planted in large blocks of 20 -30 plants and as the name suggests prefer full sun. Growing tall we plant one or two in the middle of a raised bed to give structure, allowing our runner beans to ramble through with the aid of some support. The large bright flowers are an excellent attractant of pollinators and planted in blocks form an effective wind break creating a warmer microclimate for the herb understory.

In the vase

Harvest sunflowers early in the day before the transpiration rate speeds up. Using clean sharp shears cut at an angle to avoid the flat stem sitting flush with the bottom of the vase and remove all leaves except the last two near the flower.

We don’t encourage the use of floral preservatives at grow sow greener. These preservatives are often made up of heavy metals, germicides and fungicides and are less that great for the environment! Rather we encourage you try the following recipe. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar with a ¼ tablespoon of bleach in 3.5 litres of water for a greener solution.

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping & Delivery


Delivery Costs

UK, N.Ireland and Scotland:

- Spend over £45 for FREE UK delivery.

- £1.95 postage on unlimited packets of all small seed packs (excluding Microgreen Seeds and Sprouting Seeds)

- £4.90 postage on all Microgreen Seeds, Sprouting Seeds and all other equipment

- £6.85 postage on all orders of combined small seed packs and parcels under £45


Delivery Information

The prices quoted are for UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to parts of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight may incur an additional postage cost to the customer. In such circumstances, we will contact customers to let them know of any additional cost and offer the choice of whether to proceed or cancel their order.

Whenever possible, goods will be dispatched by Courier post within 3-5 working days from the date of purchase. Due to our delivery being outsourced, we cannot always guarantee next day delivery, so please allow for this. Please bear in mind there may be delays when ordering over weekends and national holidays when placing your order. If an order is needed for a definite date, please contact us prior to ordering, so we can advise beforehand.

In the event that you select a business address, we shall be deemed to have delivered your order to its intended recipient by delivering it to the reception area of the business address.

We will deliver to the address as you enter it and can not accept any liability for late or failed delivery if the quoted address is incorrect. Additional charges will be made for redirection or for re-delivery due to postcode error. We advise that if you are not sure of the address you should check it using the Post Office postcode and address finding service.