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How to Plant Sunflowers in Decorative Pots

Make sunflowers even more cheery with this step-by-step guide to design a fun pot in which your sunny plants will flourish.

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4. Sow the Seeds

Make two holes 1/2-inch (1.5 cm) deep near the center of each pot. Sow a seed in each hole and gently cover with soil. Cover the cans with a polyethylene bag with a few small holes in it.

Sow and Cover the Sunflower SeedEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

5. Finish the Pots

Cover the sides of the cans with a ring of vaseline to deter slugs. Position the containers in a sunny spot. Remove the bags when the seedlings' leaves appear and remove the weaker plant.

Place Sunflower Seedlings in Sunny SpotEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

6. Water the Plants

Without water sunflowers will die quickly. If your flowers have more than one head developing, cut the extra ones later for an indoor flower display.

Caring For SunflowersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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