This is an update to my earlier post on growing sunflowers, which we started as part of the Outdoor Hour - Challenge #16 - Growing sunflowers
Much to my amazement, Henry's sunflowers are all going pretty strong. I guess they do have 6-8 foot to grow in a couple of months, but since our first entry on 29th April, when the seeds were planted, the plants have grown to a stunning 19cm to date!
Henry and I are measuring them every couple of days and recording on a bar chart their growth. We have chosen his school sunflowers to follow closely, so these are the stars of his blog.......must give them names!
We are also creating a journal entry, every time something new happens to the plants.
So here are our journal entries, and a few photos to go with them.
Henry's school sunflowers on 6th May - seven days after planting the seeds.
Some still had their seeds holding the leaves shut, whilst other seeds had popped off to show 2 leaves.
Some of the other 50 sunflowers we have planted!
Today, Henry's followed sunflower had produced two new small leaves. So wemade a journal page for this.
We potted on his school sunflowers at the weekend out of the cramped starter pot. Examining the roots as we went.