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is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

Posted by tinarb z8 OR (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 1, 05 at 13:21

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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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

Go ahead....they are fast growing.


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

LOL!

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


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

Nope, go ahead!


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

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


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 9, 05 at 21:02

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

Al


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

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!


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

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!


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

I planted some seeds last nite!
What the heck!


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

what if they are giant grey stripe in zone 5?


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

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


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

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?


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

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. :-)


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

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


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

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


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RE: is it too late to plant sunflower seeds?

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..


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