Green Garden TIPS: Growing Sunflowers

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Patrick the Green Gardener shows you how to grow and maintain Sunflowers. In this short video you will learn simple tips about Sunflower cultivation, maintenance and the benefits of having Sunflowers in your garden. If you would like to follow the Green Gardener’s daily activities please join me at: http



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oharanetworks says:

They are really a beautiful plant, whether they are the a mini, standard, or my favorite… the JUMBO size. I am so proud of you and your daughter! Keep on Growing!

sarahphinecolleen82 says:

I love sunflowers :) My daughter started one in preschool and we didn’t know what it was until it got about a foot tall and now it is almost 7 feet! With a beautiful sunflower on top and a few little ones on their way below! I love it!

bowler8 says:

I planted sunflowers and the bees didn’t pollinate my melons and they’re planted right next to them

acerb45666555 says:

ps: I would think if a person had 10 acre’s he could produce enough sunflower’s to make enough cooking oil and seed’s for eating and flower shop’s, that he might just get by on the rent and such . And there can be (diversification) by growing roses, orchid’s, and even food plant’s like pumpkin’s all strategically mixed together on that 10 acres.

acerb45666555 says:

1:21… I’m sure that’s the “Multi-Pod’ species I have. I got 17 of these sunflower’s, one has 3 pod’s on it! I mixed tomato and pepper plant’s to give splash of color’s in my oramental mini-garden.

oharanetworks says:

Natural enemies have been reported for these pests, but the level of control in many years has been inadequate to maintain the pests below economic levels. There are sprays and chemicals, but as an organic gardener, I don’t advocate any synthetic forms of treatment. I only grow sunflowers to increase my bee population so the rest of my table vegetables will be pollinated properly.

SuperMeatsause says:

How do prevent and kill sunflower moths?

oharanetworks says:

That’s a good plan especially since tomato flowers are so tiny, the more bees you can have by them the better! Good Job! I’m proud of you!

oharanetworks says:

Sorry I didn’t respond any sooner, I get a lot of questions, have another full time job, Thank God and have had a lot of family issues. Thank you for your patience with me.

5277407 says:

I always plant one or two near my tomatoes and it pays off.

oharanetworks says:

I wouldn’t stake them, they need to stand on their own, you may want to add potash or bone meal to your soil which will help them strengthen their stalk. And make sure they are in full sun!

oharanetworks says:

You are absolutely correct. I am so lucky the Western Scrub Jays have been planting sunflower seeds for me and I find them growing in the oddest places… 🙂

5277407 says:

That’s exactly what I do. No garden is a real garden without sunflowers.

JapaneseAnimalover says:

note to self… ware all black to avoid bees lol.
I just got some Mammoth Russian, Dwarf, and Autumn sunflowers to plant. however when i got the seeds i didnt see the print saying Mammoth Russian so it looks like the seeds might be used sparingly. do you know if Sunflowers like Western Washington weather? do they dislike a mild salty breeze?

superslyfoxx1 says:

I have some sunflowers growing now and they are about 6 inches tall but they are kind of bending over.( I am in Ga and the weather has been nice) Should I stake them somehow?

gaedenboy says:

thanx for responding late they already grow and are going to bloom

munchkin365 says:

Hello. My surname is actually Gardner. I’ve got about 70 sunflower seedlings growing at the moment. I grow minatures up to giants and everything in between in pots and window boxes etc etc. We have got very bad weather in the UK at the moment so they are not growing as fast as I would like and most of them are indoors tucked up in warm propagators 🙂

Bdiddly1 says:

pleasure!

oharanetworks says:

THANK YOU ! and THANK YOU for watching!
Gardening is a great way to share wonderful family memories.

oharanetworks says:

THANK YOU for watching! The bees want nothing to do with you… they are attracted to bright colors YELLOW, ORANGE & RED… so wear green, brown and earth tones and don’t swat at them, just be calm and they will find their way to the pollen makers in your garden.

oharanetworks says:

Anytime you have brown spots on the leaves it’s one of two issues, 1-you may be over-watering. 2-you may have aphids or another bug sucking the juice out of the leaf.

oharanetworks says:

Thank You… those are from JUMBO seed stock!
THANK YOU for watching!

oharanetworks says:

Two weeks and you should have 6 inch sprouts.
Not all sunflower seeds grow, I squeeze them first to see if there is a seed inside the shell.
Then I will germinate them for 12 hours before planting.
THANK YOU for watching!

oharanetworks says:

THANK YOU very much and THANK YOU for watching!

oharanetworks says:

I am very proud of you!
As long as you have and maintain a garden, YOU ARE A GARDENER!

munchkin365 says:

You’ve got a nice big garden – mine is about 4sq ft :-/

thx1085 says:

your sunflowers
they’re beautiful!!

gaedenboy says:

i have planted some sunflowers seeds and i want to know how many days or weeks they start growing?

Thagirion9 says:

I love sunflowers. I like the one with the big head. Those are so neat.

phoenix9ty says:

oh wow i been watering like ever other day. maybe that why mine are getting brownish spots on the leafs.

oharanetworks says:

Thank you for your kind words, Sunflowers don’t like a lot of water… maybe once a week in 90 degree, twice a week in 100+ temps. Good luck and thanks for watching!

oharanetworks says:

Yah, those birds will always find the best soil to put their winter stash… =)

oharanetworks says:

Where is your location? Are your seeds crush proof? You can squeeze a seed to see if there is a kernel in it. If it crushes then it won’t grow if you feel something in it you’ve got a chance, then germinate for 24 hours in warm water and plant. I have posted a few new videos recently for your pleasure…

oharanetworks says:

Thank you very much, I appreciate the compliments. I have no corporate influence or sponsors and I’m not a professional gardener. I’m a Regional Sales Manager for a vitamin company. These sunflowers were volunteers, planted by the Western Scrub Jays… I just transplanted them into my garden from around the property. I have posted some 2011 garden videos for you to enjoy

oharanetworks says:

Thank you so much, I am very fortunate my mini horse and lots of composting have raised the nutrient level in my soil =) Sunflowers are a lot of fun and grow really fast. What a great idea to have your daughters grow some sunflowers, make sure they have a couple each, just in case one fails, we wouldn’t want them to be discouraged gardeners… I have a few new videos I’ve posted recently that you may like…

oharanetworks says:

Thank you, never shoo bees away, don’t ever show anger or fear towards them and they will never bother you. Their main goal is to harvest as much pollen for their hive and are like horses with blinders. If you don’t threaten them and just go about your business, they won’t bother you.

oharanetworks says:

Thank You, and just so you know, I transplanted every one of those sunflowers that were all volunteers from what the Scrub Jays planted. Go figure… I posted a few more videos recently for your viewing pleasure…

oharanetworks says:

You are welcome… I don’t like to over water sunflowers, they are a very hardy plant. RULE OF THUMB… any plant that has thorns or even the slight bit of roughness on their stalk or stem are hardier than the smooth stemmed plants. Coffee grounds do not add nutrients, but do act more like sand, then clay in your soil.

phoenix9ty says:

First let me say thanks for the video. I learned so much from your video. Im down south. It gets really hot here and sunny. Often it’s over 90 degrees. Would you suggest watering daily or ever other day? I had also heard that adding coffee grounds will be a good food for them.

r3ds0xskilla24 says:

Amazing video. I really learned something new in my new gardening adventures 🙂

MicMic18 says:

This was so helpful I am just beginning to garden so with your advice I will be planting sunflowers. But how do I keep the bees from coming near me? Do I just wait for them to leave?

Bdiddly1 says:

lovely big garden!i bet you could grow nearly anything in a garden like that!i know what i would be growing anyway&its not s-flowers!although im thinking of getting my 3 daughters to grow a big one each in a sort of competition between em!

elmrenz says:

i’ve been planting sunflowers but no one grow!!

jihadacadien says:

Oh nice! So that’s why I get sunflower growing in my compost!

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