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Topic: How to grow a Sunflower House  (Read 1762 times)
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« on: May 25, 2013 01:34:50 PM »

Sunny section of yard 4X4 feet
20 Sunflower seeds (Giant variety)
20 Heavenly Blue morning glory seeds (or other color)
Patience from whomever mows your yard
Garden twine

In a sunny part of your yard, use a shovel to scrape the outline of a 4X4 square, leaving a 2 foot opening of unscraped earth in the center of one side of the square--this will be the door. The channel should be about 6 inches wide. Evenly plant Sunflower seeds and morning glory seeds around the square. When the sunflowers are large enough (about 50-80 days) and/or the morning glories have grow up to the top of the sunflowers, use garden twine to string a few zigzags across the square at the top of the sun flowers. This will give the morning glories something to grow across to form the roof. This is a great project for your kids to help you with! My toddler was eager to push the seeds in the ground and water them. She was excited when they sprouted and we can't wait for her to move in.  Wink

After two months of growth the Sunflowers are taller than my 3 year old. I have to loosen the morning glories that grow out on the sunflower's leaves to keep the leaves from being stunted.

WORD OF WARNING: If you have a wonderful caring spouse who tends your garden when you are too busy, warn him that the morning glories are NOT weeds which need to be removed from the sunflowers. Bless his heart!

You can follow the updated pictures as the house grows on our blog:
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013 01:49:22 PM »

This is a cool idea!  I hope you will post a picture here when it is complete--I'm eager to see the finished project!

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013 07:58:17 AM »

What a lovely idea! I, too, will love to se pictures. Btw - I visited your blog, and read some of your post. You have a follower (that is - if I did it right  Roll Eyes).

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