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Does my sunflower need repotted?

Sunflower    Karachi, Pakistan

I planted the sunflower seeds on August 15, 2014, two of them germinated. I initially grew them in a paper cup and moved to this clay pot shown in the photo. This is my first time growing sunflower or any plant and I got the seeds for edible purposes from a nature and health store thinking with the intention of experimenting on growing the seeds.

The current clay pot show in the photo is about half a foot wide and I have placed a 12" ruler for estimation of scale on it. The plant height is 1'4" currently.

I water it once daily at noon with about 140ml of water. No fertilising. Occasional green tea water, perhaps due to the experimental notion. :)

I have read that sunflowers do not react well to replanting and I also read that sunflowers when grown in smaller pots (as opposed to in the ground directly) they tend to stay at a shorter height, which I planned. Furthermore as I got the seeds for edible purposes I have no idea about the type of the sunflower plant weather they are dwarf type or giant.

Any suggestion will be much appreciated.


Posted by: Naveed (6 points) Naveed
Posted: September 21, 2014


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You should replant it in a container at least four times the size of this. And use sticks to keep the sunflower erect as it grows



Posted by: David Hughes (55 points) David Hughes
Posted: September 21, 2014


Naveed commented,
Thanks David, I will get a larger container then. Also read about replanting so as to not disturb the roots and make it seamless.
about 6 years ago.



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And feed it. They love to be fed. Discreet amounts only and perhaps a little potash.


Posted by: ross (1 point) ross
Posted: September 26, 2014


Naveed commented,
By feeding you mean adding fertiliser? I'm sorry, I'm not good with gardening and plants as this is the first time I grew something. I added green tea water to the watering bucket and water it, a bit unconventional as I am a avid green tea drinker and know its benefits and came across an article that it's good for plants too.
I have added two photos from today in my plant journal.

about 6 years ago.



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