Sunflower is one of the amazing flowers I love to grow in the garden. Since I have limited space at the ground soil for plants, I started growing dwarf sunflower in a pot.
In an urban gardening, planting in a pot is the most common method of gardening. Planting as a hobby is relaxing and fulfilling. Relaxing in a way that it allows you to use your hands, mind, and creativity in growing a plant. Fulfilling that is making you feel happy when you see your plant grow healthy bearing fruits or blooming flowers. So, in this home quarantine days, I am not really bored because planting or gardening is part of my daily activity.
When growing a plant in a pot, the disadvantage I see is that the nutrients and room to grow for a plant is limited. So it is best to give the plant in a pot, extra care and the nutrients they need to grow healthy. Most containers can dry out easily so need watering and feeding more frequently. You can add coco coir mixture in the soil to retain moisture. Another way to retain moisture in the plant pot is to add pebbles or rice hull on top soil of the pot. For a Sunflower or the common variety Helianthus annuus, I found seeds for a dwarf variety. I prefer neat-looking flower pots so I picked white pots. The Mknono 3 pack self watering planter white flower pots are a considerably great addition to every home garden. Having self-watering pots are helpful for busy people who wants to take care of plants without the need of frequent watering the plant pot.
Growing Dwarf Sunflower in a Pot
Growing a Dwarf Sunflower in a pot is almost the same as the common sunflower. I blogged about it at “How to Grow Sunflower Seeds?“. It is a step-by-step procedure on how to grow sunflower from seeds to blooming flowers. I go for natural or organic way of gardening so most of the nutrients I feed my plants came from natural ingredients such as fruit or vegetable peels and the water from the washed rice.
Sunflower is beneficial in the garden. The flower
Normally, a typical sunflower grows in 80 to 120 days. From the photo above, my dwarf Sunflower in a pot has been more than a month already. As you can see, there is a tiny bud forming at the center of it. I actually planted six sunflowers. Hoping that all will grow and bloom beautiful flowers.
I am excited for the blooming Sunflower. We have a sunny weather here perfect for the sunflower to bloom. Try growing Dwarf Sunflower in a Pot and I’m sure you will be amazed with its beauty as it blooms.