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  1. Janice
    June 5, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    Hi Ben I would like to know if I plant seeds now (this late) will I have nice bright healthy looking sunflowers by September 20th 2014

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  3. Lisa
    May 23, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    Do I need to pinch out my sunflowers vanilla ice and if so, when?

    • Ben
      May 24, 2013 @ 6:29 am

      Vanilla Ice is naturally branching…but some folk still pinch them out when they are about a foot tall. I tend to leave mine alone…but will pinch at a few this year to see how they get one.

      • Lisa
        May 24, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

        Cheers for responding. I will do as you and pinch out some when they are a little taller :).

  4. Terri
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    I know, I spelt it wrong.

  5. Terri
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    Hi Ben,

    I’ve just sown your Sunflowers, Ring of Fire, Valentine and Vanilla Ice in the Lotty Plot. However, I’m intrigued to try your method next year. I’ve been collecting old toilet rolls for some time now, thinking they might be good for sowing under cover. What do you think? I planted some Buperleum seedlings today but I’m worried about them out there all alone tonight without their comfort blanket! Gosh! Sorry! Did I say that aloud?

    Cosmos tomorrow! So sad when they leave home!

    All the best,


    • Ben
      May 13, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

      yes…toilet rolls are fab…bup’ should be fine…it’s hardy…so can take a frost…:)