Friday, January 28, 2011

Evening Sun sunflowers

My Evening Sun sunflowers (no flowers yet though) are from seedlings that i sowed on 9/12/2010. All the seedlings germinated and i put them in 3 different pots under 3 different light and soil conditions.Pot no.1: Getting only afternoon/evening sun, 3 in a pot - short and skinny.

Pot no.2: Getting full sun, 3 in a pot - slightly taller and fatter.

Pot no. 3: Getting full sun, 1 in a pot - tallest and fattest among all.

Comparing Pot no.2 and no.3.

So the conclusion is, sunflowers need full sun and plenty of space to grow. Each sunflower needs a lot of nutrients from the soil, planting several together will just mean each plant will get less nutrients. I didn't follow the rules when planting them because i want them all in white pots and i haven't got time to paint the empty pots white yet - yeeee, is my white obsession getting serious?

Thank you Diana for the seeds!

Have a great week!! I am linking to Debbie's Newbie Linky Party! Head on over to her lovely blog to join in on all the fun!

18 comments:

Bren said...

I love that you have your seeds started already! We are having a big seed sowing event on Twitter.... stop by my blog so you can see what is being given away. I followed a post at Tootsie Time / Fertilize Friday to your page.

Happy Gardening and I hope to return to see how your sunflowers will grow!

One said...

I like your white pots. What kind of paint do you use?

Since I grow my evening sunflowers on the ground, they are several times bigger.

milka said...

Bren: Thank you for the visit!
One: I use Dulux Gloss Finish, and sometimes Toa spray if i lack of time to paint by brush. Yep i think sunflowers are happier on the ground, more space for them to grow wild haha. When can i see yours? :))

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Although the name is evening sun, they prefer morning sun;-). I have one now accidently growing in a hanging pot. I found growing them in pot will not be big as the one in ground or fewer and smaller bloom. But in white pots, the sunflower plant look very pretty:).I dream of the day I will see wild sunflower growing in my garden.

p3chandan said...

Rajin of you to conduct experiment on the sunflowers.I cant wait to sow mine soon and see how will they grow..dont forget to post the blooming sunflowers later.

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

I love sunflowers too. I hope our garden turns out better this year,I will post the steps as we go for you.But with all the snow here it will be a while for that.You must have beautiful weather all the time.
I loved your idea on my Thought bubble hat,like to post a statis on face book,I laughed out loud at all the ideas that created for me.
Soooo glad you stopped by Milka!

Bangchik said...

Who say gardening is simple.... We can even run test, play around with parameters, its like DISCOVERY CHANNEL!!... But sunflowers in my garden are just everage... I miss the six footer I used to grow in Putrajaya....

milka said...

Diana: I love how they look in your compound all growing so tall and huge! I don't have any 'ground' for them in the garden except Roy's Residence but there is a no-no place for the flowers as Roy will kill them all :(

p3chandan & Bangchik:
Bukan experimen, betul betul takde tempat ma... Patut malu to show this post 'coz all of them don't grow as tall as yours haha.

Lrong said...

Salute your experiment of '3 different pots under 3 different light and soil conditions'... and also, your conclusion too... my sunflowers grow too big in my potager, taking up a lot of space... so, no sunflowers for the moment...

Autumn Belle said...

I'd like to grow a big sunflower again after looking at yours.

kitchen flavours said...

Love your sunflowers plant! I Have not sowed the seeds given by Diana yet. I know that I'm new to your site, but I like your space here. I've extended an award for you. I hope that you will accept it and feel free to pick it up anytime you are free. Thank you!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I am so happy you joined in the party. Have fun making some new friends. Sunflowers are so very cool!

Victoria said...

Ok now this is what I need...gardening advice! I just started some Morning Glory out on my deck and they're doing great. I'm also trying to grow some herbs but they haven't popped up yet.

Popped over from Debbiedoos and am now following you:)

Que Bella said...

I love sunflowers, too. I can't wait to start gardening this spring. And to start seeds in little pots that I can move outside when it's much, much warmer than it is now! Thanks for sharing.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Hi Milka,
I love sunflowers and last year I kept all my seeds for this spring! I want them all over my yard!
I just found you on the Newbie Party!
I am going to become a follower!!!!
Stop by and say hi!!!

fer said...

they look great! i am sure they will flower in no time

My Treasure said...

nothing wrong with white obsession, i love white too..my sofa, kitchen cabinet, wordrobe, bed, curtain are white..and im considering paintig my pot white too!! hehe..

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