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- Planting and cultivating dwarf sunflowers - this is how it's done
If you like sunflowers but find them too big, you should just plant dwarf sunflowers. What you need to consider, we tell you here.
While conventional sunflowers can easily grow up to 3 meters tall and therefore their flowers are barely visible, the dwarf sunflowers delight gardeners with a radiant view of viewing height. For the dwarf sunflowers have a stature height of about 40 to 70 centimeters.
This is one reason why this variety of plants has become more popular and more sunflowers in the gardens give a rendezvous. Another reason is that in the garden trade now even pollen-free varieties are offered, which should be great news for allergy sufferers.
Planting and cultivating dwarf sunflowers - this is how it's done
Plant dwarf sunflowers
Dwarf sunflowers are one-year-old plants and are sown outdoors from April to June. Here you should choose a sunny location with nutrient-rich soil (humus soil).
In addition, it is recommended to germinate the first sunflower seeds (April sowing) in advance for about 2 weeks at 20 degrees Celsius, before using the resulting, more robust plantlets in the sometimes frosty outdoor area.
Sow the individual sunflower seeds thinly in the field and apply several consecutive seeds at intervals of about 2 weeks. In this way, the imposing flowerbed extends into the autumn. Cover the sunflower seeds with soil and lightly press them to protect them from birdlife.
Of course you can sow dwarf sunflowers in pots. Thus, you can also effectively decorate your terrace and / or balcony with sunflowers.
All sunflowers are extremely easy to care for and can therefore be easily planted and cared for by children.
Growing dwarf sunflowers
Dwarf sunflowers always need a lot of water during their growth and flowering. Why you need to water the flowers on warm to hot days in the morning and in the evening?
Furthermore, the dwarf sunflowers love an extremely nitrogen-rich supply (fertilization), which can easily be done even weekly.
In addition, you must protect the dwarf sunflowers during growth also from nudibranchs, because they are only too happy to attack the young plantlets.