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Alycia Asked

What would happen if i used a different light on my sunflower?

The Gardener’s Answer

Hello, Alycia: I am not clear on the current growing conditions of your sunflowers (Helianthus). There are many varieties of sunflowers and hence their name; they are all sun lovers and require a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight each day. They will not thrive if not given enough light so make sure they are given optimal sun exposure. The soil conditions are just as important in growing a healthy and happy sunflower. The soil should be nutrient-rich and well-drained. Adding compost to the soil before planting will be beneficial or side dressing throughout the growing season will also work. Growing sunflowers in the garden is a great way to attract birds, bees, and butterflies.

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