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Friday, August 14, 2009

We Have Sunflowers!


Remember back in June when I tried growing some sunflowers? Little buds had started to form before we left North Carolina but now they are in full bloom! Thanks to my father for taking a couple of pictures and sending them to share! Here is a picture update:

Day one: Wet the seeds.

Week one: We see sprouts!


Week two: Time to take them out and plant them!

We picked a spot:


This is what it looked like before we put it into the ground:

Week 5: You can clearly see three plants growing!


Week 9: A flower is forming!


Week 10 - We have a flower!



Week 11: We have MANY sunflowers!



Of course the little buggers were a bit camera shy and decided to face towards the fence rather than the camera.....

I'm not sure which variety of sunflowers each of these are - while we labeled them in the glove I forgot to label them when we planted them into the ground. Whoops! That's okay. I am just tickled to death that this experiment worked! From beginning to end the entire process took approximately 2.5 months. It was well worth the wait!

Please see my original post for more details or head over to JesseKate Designs where the idea originated!

7 comments:

  1. How exciting! I can't grow anything so I am particularly impressed!

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  2. Oh my goodness Sharon!!!! How EXCITING! I was so thrilled to get your message about this whole thing working! Those sunflowers are GORGEOUS.

    Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Kids start back to school at the end of this week and I'll be much more into a routine again! LOL Looking forward to catching up with you my friend.

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  3. Oh wow! I wish I could get a guarantee that I would NOT kill the seedlings, otherwise, I would totally try this out! :-)

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  4. OMG those are awesome! Great job!!

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  5. I love how you sprouted these. What a great idea! You followed me from MBC and I am following you back. Thanks for the note and blog love.

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  6. I love seeing the before and after photos, those look beautiful!

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  7. Can't wait to share this method with my 8 year old. The glove is a great idea for sprouting!

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