The sunflower is used in many bouquets in the summer months. To enjoy it for a long time, it is important that the stems are cut diagonally. Do not put the flowers too deep in the water and make sure that no leaves get into the water.
If leaves get into the water, bacteria are given space and the sunflowers will not remain beautiful for as long. It is important that the water is changed regularly. A common problem is that they hang. If this is also the case for you, pour hot water into the vase and the sunflowers will quickly brighten up again.
How can you sow sunflowers?
The best time to plant a sunflower in the garden is from April to June. Growing a sunflower is very easy, but it does require sun. Therefore choose a place with plenty of sun and sow the sunflower seeds at a depth of 1 to 2 cm. Take good care of the flowers by watering them during drought and by keeping the soil airy.
On average, a sunflower flowers 90 days after sowing. If you have planted these close to each other, it is recommended to plant the sunflower 6 weeks after sowing. We advise to support the sunflower when the flower gets high or when bad weather is coming, this will prevent the sunflower from breaking off.
How can you dry sunflowers?
You can dry a sunflower for decoration or to use the sunflower seeds / sunflower seeds. If you want to dry sunflowers for decoration, the small / medium sunflowers are best suited for this. Harvest the sunflower when it is partially open and cut the stem to the desired height. Hang the flower upside down in a well-ventilated area. The flower will hatch further and when properly dried it should last for 6 weeks. Letterbox gifts or letterbox flowers can also be delivered in Europe in a sustainable and safe letterbox.
When should you cut / harvest / prune a sunflower?
This depends on the purpose you have with the sunflower. If you want to put the sunflower in a vase, cut the sunflower diagonally when it is almost open. By cutting the flower diagonally you ensure that the barrels of the sunflower can easily absorb water and the flower will bloom.
If you want to use the sunflower for the seeds and seeds, wait until the sunflower has finished flowering before harvesting. If the sunflower has lost its leaves, it is important that the flower is well protected. First of all, make sure that you protect the core against birds, it is also important that the core does not get moist so that fungi do not get space. This can be done by hanging a cloth or paper bag over the flower.
If the back of the sunflower has turned brown, it is time to cut the flower. Once the flower has been cut, hang it upside down in a well-ventilated area. The sunflower seeds will take a few weeks to dry. When the sunflower seeds are dried you can easily remove them.
You can brighten your home with fresh flowers anytime and give your space a cheery ambiance in seconds!