by aditya abhishek
Sunflower is a beautiful summer flowering plant that produces yellow coloured flower and is popular for "heliotropism." You can grow them in garden by following these tips.
In tropical to subtropical climate or USDA Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 you can grow sunflower from spring to end of summers.
Well drained, loamy to sandy loam soil that is rich in organic matter. Prepare potting mix with 40% garden soil + 20% cocopeat + 40% organic compost.
You can propagate sunflower from seeds from March to April. Broadcast seeds in the pot, cover with thin layer of potting mix, add water, keep in indirect sunlight.
Sunflower plant loves sunlight to grow. Keep your plant in direct sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours daily for healthy growth and blooming.
Apply water only when top layer of soil seems dry, avoid waterlogging in the pot. Pots must have drainage holes at the bottom.
Add two handful of leaf compost or dung manure and onion peel fertilizer once after every 30 days to get heavy blooming.
To get large sized flower, keep only one bud per branch and remove others. Add phosphorus & potassium rich fertilizer during flowering.
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