Sunflower Indoor Care

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Sunflowers are difficult to grow indoors, as they thrive in the natural sun, but they can be started indoors from the seed and moved outside when the weather is warm. Care for sunflowers inside with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment, we're going to talk about sunflower indoor care. Now, sunflowers are one of the most beautiful flowers that you can grow outside, and they are beautiful. They can get 10 feet tall. There's so many different varieties. And you can grow a lot of them indoors, too, but it's really hard to get them to bloom indoors unless you have a really sunny atrium and artificial light, it's difficult to get them to bloom. But you can always start them indoors and get a head start on the outdoors. So you just start them from seed in the spring. Just put them in a seed tray or right into a container. Just put some seeds right into the ground and just...I just work my way into the ground so that they're maybe only one or two inches deep at the most. Add water. Never let them sit in water, but let them dry out in-between. And make sure if you have your plants indoors, that you always have a tray or a plate underneath the plant so that the water doesn't do any damage to your woodwork. And you also want to make sure that there is some kind of way for the water to get out of the pot. You want holes in the pot. So as long as you make holes or you use pots with holes to begin with, you'll have a lot of success. And so by starting your sunflowers indoors, you can get a good growth and they'll have a good set of roots. And then whenever it's 70 degrees or more outside, at least for a week straight, then you can turn around and transplant those sunflowers right into the ground. And then that way, they'll bloom that summer for you. And don't be discouraged if you can't get the sunflowers to bloom indoors. Even if you have a patio or a deck or somewhere where you can put that pot once you've got it started indoors, you can still get blooms.