If you like sunflowers but find them too big, you should simply plant dwarf sunflowers. We'll tell you what you need to consider here.Children can plant dwarf sunflowers
While conventional sunflowers can easily grow up to 3 meters high and consequently their flowers are hardly visible anymore, the dwarf sunflowers delight gardeners with a radiant sight at viewing height. Because the dwarf sunflowers have a stature height of approx. 40 to 70 centimeters.
This is one reason why this type of plant has become more popular and more sunflowers are gathering in the gardens. Another reason is that pollen-free varieties are now even available in gardening stores, which should be great news for all allergy sufferers.
Planting and caring for dwarf sunflowers - this is how it's done
Planting dwarf sunflowers
Dwarf sunflowers are annual plants and are sown outdoors from April to June. You should choose a sunny location with nutrient-rich soil (humus-rich soil).
In addition, it is advisable to let the first sunflower seeds (April sowing) germinate in advance for about 2 weeks at a room temperature of 20 degrees before you use the resulting, more robust plantlets in the sometimes frosty outdoors.
Otherwise, thinly sow the individual sunflower seeds in the field and plant a subsequent seed several times every two weeks. In this way, the impressive pile of flowers extends into autumn. Cover the sunflower seeds with earth and press them lightly so that they are protected from bird damage.
You can of course sow dwarf sunflowers in tubs. So you can effectively decorate your terrace and / or balcony with sunflowers.
All sunflowers are extremely easy to care for and can therefore be easily planted and cared for by children.
Caring for dwarf sunflowers
Dwarf sunflowers always need a lot of water during their growth and flowering. Which is why you need to water the flowers in the morning and evening, especially on warm to hot days.
Furthermore, the dwarf sunflowers love an extremely nitrogen-rich supply (fertilization), which can easily be done weekly.
You also need to protect the dwarf sunflowers from slugs as they grow, because they love to attack the young plants.