King of the sunflowers 2019

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Spring has been and gone so by now sunflower lovers should have their plants in the ground for this year's forum competition.

The rules are simple - grow the tallest sunflower you can. No prizes apart from the kudos of having the biggest sunflower and knowing your plants tower above everybody elses's

Mine went in the ground last week after having been germinatedon my window bottom. I am not expecting big things as i am using seeds from previous flower heads that did not make it to the bird feeder, photo to follow
 
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Better get ours planted :D
 
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Potted the seeds yesterday; new, and seeds from last year's largest, which probably won't turn out as big.
Also, will be trying some coloured specimens.
 
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As usual I set mine off early.This year should be different.Mrs Ponti got the seeds, she got Single Giant instead of Russian Giant seeds.
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In the week they have been in the ground they have grown considerably one is already 15"
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Analoguesat

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We are up and running.Hope the bloody things get higher then 6 foot this year! :-rofl2

We have planted a variety called Giraffe. Last year it turnd into Shortarse Giraffe........
 
Jimmy H

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I got my seeds from Lidl and they are Gelbe Riesen variety, as you can see they have not obeyed my orders, schweinhunds!P1010390 (Medium) (Medium).JPG
 
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Planted the seeds last month now for some potting :)
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Potted ready for transplanting in a few weeks.DSCN3214[1].JPG
 
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They are on the way, as usual we got too many going.I have had to knock more support poles in this year.I am just posting the six that are planted against pergola posts here.There are at least seven planted elsewhere.
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Im going to finish last again - ours are all of 8" high so far :-doh
 
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Very slow going this year due to slug attacks they have devoured several Sun Flowers & Lupins o_O

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Jimmy H

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Slugs have done for 2 of mine but the survivors are coming along nicely.
 
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