is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

tinarb(z8 OR)June 1, 2005

I seem to be behind the game in my zone for just about everything besides tomatoes. But I was just looking at OutofSpite's pics and I have just decided I need some height on my deck, and sunflowers would be lovely! I have some seeds and everything - just need a pot. :-)

What do you think? How fast growing are they? Etc.

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phyllis__mn

Go ahead....they are fast growing.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2005 at 5:35PM
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OUTofSPITE(NY6)

LOL!

If it makes you feel any better, I just planted some Monday and a couple more today.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2005 at 9:45PM
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opabinia51(SW Canada)

Nope, go ahead!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2005 at 9:44PM
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skippy05(z7 PA)

I just planted some the other day- they pop up fast!
Go for it & enjoy!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2005 at 8:29PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

You know - eventually we're going to have to answer this question with a YES. ;o)

Al

    Bookmark   June 9, 2005 at 9:02PM
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OUTofSPITE(NY6)

Awwww, Al!
That takes all the fun out of it!

Actually, now that I think about it - the answer would be NO.

The subject is the question - "is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?"

The answer - No

LOL!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2005 at 8:37AM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

I let my sunflowers soak for a day or so before planting, not sure what this does, but they seem to sprout very fast...i might go plant some today! They grow until OCt ... :) Never too late!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2005 at 9:26AM
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skippy05(z7 PA)

I planted some seeds last nite!
What the heck!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2005 at 1:28PM
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fairy_toadmother

what if they are giant grey stripe in zone 5?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2005 at 8:29PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

I'm still planting stuff here in SW Wi...i figure if it doesn't make it, no harm done :)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 9:35AM
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dgkritch(Z8 OR)

Seeds are cheap! I will planting some tonight.
What's the worst that can happen??? Lush foliage, maybe some color, possibly not maturing???

Taken' my chances.

P.S. Tinarb...I am Z8 in Oregon too....near Eugene. Where are you?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 3:37PM
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tinarb(z8 OR)

Dgkritch, I'm very near you - in Eugene.

I decided to just uy a cheap pot of sunflowers. And then since I've started seeds of salvia. If it's not one thing, it's another. :-)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 4:33PM
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clickermel(z6a SW Ohio)

I'm in zone 6, and just planted one on July 1st. It's already over 1" tall :-). First, I put it in a damp paper towel in a baggie; it sprouted within 36 hours and I stuck it in the ground. It doesn't have it's first true pair of leaves yet but seems to be doing pretty well so far!

Whether I'll get actual flowers or not is yet to be seen, but I figured why not find out? :^)

:-) Mel

    Bookmark   July 5, 2005 at 10:44AM
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michelegag

They grow quickly, I say do it, Can I still dry out my seeds if I took them off the pod before it was dry and if so how do I dry them and how soon plant? I am in central Florida

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 11:09PM
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stevenv

Hello I live in California near Big Bear mountains, It is now August is it too late for me to plant sunflower seeds? Thank you in advance.. I am in Zone 8 & 9 I beleive..

    Bookmark   August 22, 2007 at 2:16AM
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