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Gardening Idea: Sunflower Sunroom

Sunflower Sunroom

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

You don't need a hammer and nails, or even wood, to build this pretty little house - just a few gardening tools and a handful of sunflower seeds.

Materials

  • Garden area to grow sunflowers
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Garden tools

Instructions

  1. Any time after the last frost is prime growing season. Use a mix of Mammoth sunflower seeds (for height) and Teddy Bear or Dwarf sunflower seeds (to fill in the walls).
  2. Following package directions for planting, set the seeds in a horseshoe shape.
  3. Choose a sunny spot where the soil is dry and drains well--sunflowers can take the heat but will suffer from overwatering.

Tips:

While waiting for the seeds to sprout (it takes two to three weeks in warm temperatures), your child can spruce up the grounds around her house site-laying a stone walkway to its door or making a "Welcome" sign.

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