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Why are my Sunflowers dying?

Posted by rayinmaryland z7Maryland ( on
Thu, Jun 1, 06 at 11:13

I just bought an 18" Sunflower plant with 5 blossoms about 3-4" wide. I planted the Sunflower 2 weeks ago in Miraclegrow potting soil in 1/2 sun. I water every day. The blossoms are wilting and dying. The temperature is between 80 & 90 degrees. What have I done wrong?

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RE: Why are my Sunflowers dying?

If it is in only half-sun, you may be overwatering. If it were in full sun I could see watering every day (Depends on the size of the pot too, of course). Check first; sometimes I lift my pots a bit to see how heavy they are with water. Or stick your finger deep into the soil. While half-sun would not cause the flowers to wilt and die, they certainly appreciate more sun than that. Six hours of direct ought to keep them happy. How is the humidity?

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