Last year I decided to try and grow sunflowers. They didn't grow. I started them by direct sowing, which I don't usually do, and DH thought they were weeds so he tilled them under. This year I started them using the w/s method and they were about 8" tall when planted out. I just dared him to till them! Anyway, I secured them to the fence with one of his bungie cords, to keep them upright, and they are doing beautifully. Marg
We put them there because in the winter the birds sit in the pear tree. I thought that might be a good spot for the birds to eat. Hopefully I will get some good pictures this winter.