Living Arrows #5 - Growing Our First Sunflower



I've always wanted to grow a sunflower, ever since I was a little girl but we never got around to doing it. This year I decided it was time to give it a whirl with my own children and I was so excited! We planted our sunflower seed, in damp soil into a tiny little pot. We watered it often and placed on the window sill, making sure it got plenty of sunlight. We were amazed when it started to sprout within a couple of days.

After a couple of weeks, we replanted the sprout into a bigger pot and placed it outside in the sun. It's been growing, slowly but surely since May and has required watering multiple times a day. Sometimes I've had to take it inside, to the kitchen as its leaves tend to go droopy because of the heat we've been having lately. Thankfully, after a quick cool down, it would go back to normal again.

Our sunflower finally bloomed this week and it's done nothing but make us smile ever since. The kids have loved watching it grow every day and Noah has loved the responsibility of having his own sunflower to take care of. I had to take some photo's of the children with it this weekend as they are both so proud of their "sunflower friend" as Noah calls it. We'll definitely be planting sunflowers every year now, it's been so rewarding watching it grow. Maybe we'll plant a couple next time!


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13 comments:

  1. Truly Wonderful. Well Done!

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Looks great, we are trying pea plants this year. Really easy to grow

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  3. Great sunflower

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  4. Wonderful - mine hasnt bloomed like yours

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  5. Oh wow this is a gorgeous sunflower xxx

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  6. Such beautiful photographs with your children! Lovely sunflower too. Ours looks really ropey!

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  7. Great that you shared a goal / objective with your children. A Wonderful Achievement.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Wondering what other ideas you have for your garden.

    Rachel Craig

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  9. Sunny side of the street.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. Today :- Pouring with rain here. Still it will help the grass, plants, etc grow. Just means anorak and boots are practical and sensible for outdoors today. Your sunflower is beautiful.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. Aww, this is so lovely. My dad has got quite a few sunflowers in the garden and the boys love going to see them :) #LivingArrows

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  12. Oh this is so lovely! Our first one has just flowered and the kids are so excited! Things like this make children just so happy x

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  13. Sunny Day!

    Rachel Craig

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