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Nine for nine on sunflower germination. Jiffy seed starting mix, Espoma Blood Meal, and WOW Mycorrhizal Inoculant. These are Titan Sunflowers from Dr. Tom Heaton out in CA. Last year I grew the Sunzillas and while they got up to 12-13ft, they needed a lot of staking. Apparently the Titans will not need staking-we shall see. Most of the sunflower advice I have read says to sow directly, but with many squirrels and birds outside I wanted to start them indoors, and if Atlantic Giants can be transplanted, why not sunflowers? I had the sunflowers in earlier last year, but given the pumpkin coming together at the last minute and the cool weather from the last few days I am fine with it. The sunflowers will be grown on site here in Boston and will receive some of the same fertilizers as the pumpkin.
 



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