Sunflower Growing Competition

Competition closes 30 Jun 2021

Sunflower Growing Competition

Sunflowers are the happiest of flowers and we'd like you to help us spread some happiness for 2021! So we have launched a children's Raring2grow! Sunflower competition in conjunction with Webbs Garden Centres!

To enter all you need to do is buy a packet of sunflower seeds and get growing! You can buy seeds online from Webbs Garden Centres.

Send us regular updates of your flowers as they grow from little seeds into garden giants! We will post regular updates on Facebook and Instagram, plus feature the best pictures in our Summer magazines and online.

Here's what to do:

1. Plant some sunflowers seeds at home.
2. As your sunflowers develop, send us your pictures each step of the way, or tag us on social media.
3. Email a photo of your child in front of the sunflower to us by 30th June 2021.

How to grow your own sunflowers

You will need:

  • Giant sunflower seeds
  • Compost
  • Plant pots or plastic cups
  • Large plant pots or a spot in the garden

Step 1 - Put some damp soil in a plant pot so it comes up almost to the top. Then poke your finger in the soil to make a hole for your sunflower seed.

Step 2 - Drop a sunflower seed into the hole. Cover it with a little soil. Spray or sprinkle some water on top.

Step 3 - Put the cup on a sunny windowsill. You could plant a seed in some more pots too if you like, to see which one grows best. Spray the soil with water whenever it feels dry.

Step 4 - Your plant should pop up through the soil after about 1 or 2 weeks. You can now start measuring how much it grows each week.

Step 5 - When your plants grow too big for the pots, plant them in bigger flowerpots or in a sunny spot outside in the garden. Be sure to plant them at least 15cms apart to help the roots grow.

Step 6 - Your plants should flower after about 8 weeks.

Send us regular updates of your flowers as they grow from little seeds into garden giants! We will post updates on Facebook and Instagram.

Send your final photos to us at:

If you tweet us or tag us in a Facebook post, or Instagram use hashtag #Raring2grow to make sure we can find you.

When your sunflower is fully grown, you might like to gift it to a friend, neighbour or relative, to spread the sunshine!

If you enjoy gardening as a family, you may like to join our new Facebook group: Raring2grow.


Thank you We have recorded your entry.
Winners will be selected upon closing of the competition and notified by email.
To enter this competition you will need to login if you have an account otherwise you'll need to sign up.

Terms & Conditions


There will be two winners.
First prize is a fantastic bundle of gardening goodies for children, from Webbs Garden Centres.

Second prize is a goody bag from Webbs Garden Centres.

To Enter: 

Please email a copy of your poster/photo to either with the title 'Raring2grow Sunflowers!' before 30th June 2021. (NB You don't have to enter via the Raring2go! website. Email is accepted)

Raring2go! will randomly select winners from all correct entries.

The winners name, postal address and or email may be forwarded to the company providing the prize for the sole purpose of prize delivery, please ensure your contact details are up to date so that we can notify you if you win.