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Great British Sunflower Growing Competition 2018

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623fb6b20c266746c020c65710898f1c.jpgHere at Raring2go! we love sunflowers! They are super happy and lots of fun to grow! We love sunflowers so much that we have decided to bring you the Raring2go! Great British Sunflower Competition!

To enter all you need to do is buy a packet of sunflower seeds and get growing! Send us regular updates of your flowers as they grow from little seeds into garden giants! We will post regular updates on Facebook and Twitter, plus feature the best pictures in our Summer and Autumn magazines.

Prizes will be awarded for: 

• Tallest Sunflower
• Widest Sunflower Head
• Funniest Looking Sunflower


How to enter:

1. Buy some giant sunflower seeds from your local garden centre.
2. As your sunflowers develop send us your pictures each step of the way.
3. As your sunflower starts to grow tall let us know how it is doing and how big it is! We will track the biggest flowers with regular posts on our Facebook page!
4. Final measurements to be submitted by entrants on Thursday 30th August 2018 and the winner will be announced on Friday 31st August 2018.

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 bf39dd715b879a505c409fc1f4469407.jpghole 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.

Don’t forget to send in your pictures and measurements as they grow to us at: warrington@raring2go.co.uk.

If you tweet us or tag us in a Facebook post, use hashtag #R2GSunflowerComp to make sure we can find you.

Steph Hutchinson

Steph Hutchinson

Raring2Go! Warrington Editor

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