Planting your sunflower seeds: step by step guide

  1. Start Indoors: to get a head start, start the seeds indoors in biodegradable paper filled with potting soil (you can go ahead with this anytime from March 20th)

  2. Planting Indoors: Plant 3-4 seeds about 1 inch deep in soil. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

  3. Provide Warmth: Sunflower seeds germinate best in warm soil, so place the pots in a warm location, a sunny window will do.

  4. Wait for Germination: It takes about 7 to 10 days for sunflower seeds to germinate. Keep an eye on the pots and watch for the emergence of seedlings.

  5. Transplanting: Once the seedlings have grown to about 2-3 inches tall and have developed their first set of leaves, they are ready to be transplanted outdoors.

  6. Harden Off: gradually acclimate the seedlings to outdoor conditions over the course of a week or two before planting them in the garden.

  7. Planting Outdoors: when the weather is mild and there is no risk of frost, plant the seedlings in the garden. Follow the same steps for indoor planting