Are you growing sunflowers this spring and summer? We have planted some sunflower seeds and they are now growing on a window sill. This means they can be watered easily, whilst getting plenty of sunlight. We will move the flowers to the garden as soon as they are big enough to plant outside. Every year we plant sunflowers, alongside planting our vegetable patch as it always brings us such joy. We love the fact that the sunflowers look like giant sunshines, attract the bees and give the birds some seeds to eat in the autumn. We also love all the different varieties of sunflowers we grow but find the giant ones most fun to grow.
This year during the global pandemic of Covid-19 we believe our sunflowers will really give us hope – something to watch grow and nurture throughout the warmer months in the garden during lockdown. We have already entered two sunflower growing competitions virtually, one with the residents on our road and one with my eldest school class. It’s great to see sunflowers bringing communities together at this time, albeit online!
We would love to see the sunflowers you are growing virtually and the sunshine you have planted in your homes. Hopefully together we can create some sunshine online to keep us all smiling. If you are growing sunflowers this year, please tag @berkshiremummies on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #plantsomesunshine, we would love to see them all growing and flowering. Obviously, #staysafestayhome whilst you are growing sunflowers in your garden.