Thursday, October 1, 2020

Home Gardening Sunflowers For The First Time

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY.... I think... this is the first time I post up a flower post!

I am not into plants but I do like to plant vegetables though.  Recently, my neighbour gave me some okra seeds to plant and currently, they are still growing in my two pots in front of my house.  That is all I have, two pots of okra and they are still in their "baby" form.  I will show it when they have fully grown, not now... keeping my fingers crossed...LOL....

In this post, I want to share my son's plant, he bought some sunflower seeds online and last month, the package came.  Inside the big package, there are one packet of sunflower seeds, 12 small pots and 4 bigger pots plus a packet of soil.  This is the first time I see my son doing his own "germination" and in weeks to follow, the seeds grew and for the past week, the flowers began blooming!  We were so delighted... LOL... First time in history, we planted something and they bloomed so nicely.  Of course, my neighbour assisted us cos he has green fingers unlike us.  LOL... 

We did an experiment while planting these sunflower.... we planted some behind our house and two pots in front.  Same timing but the difference is a lot.  While the back sunflowers bloom and bloom, the ones in front was just starting to bud.  Needless to say, the stems were different too... those planted behind were "fatter" than those planted in front of my house, they looked "malnourished!"  

Budding.... 
Going to bloom.... 
Bloomed... so beautifully....
Maybe behind the house has more sunlight....
And standing tall too... 1 meter in height...
After a week... it started to wither... 
The head looks larger in size.... 
And here is my malnourished sunflower in front of my house....
It started blooming while the ones at the back started to wither.... 
And it is not as tall as the back ones....
Anyway... 
While one retires, one starts to live... 
at least for a week!


8 comments:

  1. Did you get to eat the seeds from your sunflowers? Like eating kuaci?

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  2. I'm getting lazy, not so active in my gardening these days, just do a bit a day.

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  3. Gorgeous! So maybe your son will have a green thumb. I agree, there must have been a difference in how much sun they each got.

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  4. Wow congrats in the success in planting the sunflowers! They look so bright and gorgeous, sure cheer up one's mood looking at them.

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  5. The sunflower looks...like a sun until it wilts of course. :)

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  6. Congrats on the blooming sunflowers. Delighted to see the bright sunflowers.

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  7. Interesting experiment. Love sunflowers, because they cheer us up.

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