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Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance! I received a few from Susan from that massive black sunflower & don't want to screw them up! Peace, Wayne

5/12/2018 11:58:38 AM

cojoe

Colorado

Same as with pumpkins-around 85 gets them to pop just fine.

5/12/2018 3:40:17 PM

Peace, Wayne

Owensboro, Ky.

Thanks cojoe

5/13/2018 6:55:58 AM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

They actually germinate at around 50 degrees So anything warmer than that

5/13/2018 7:30:53 AM

Gritch

valparaiso, in

Wouldn't it be better to just plant them into the ground?

5/14/2018 4:03:28 PM

Orange Lives Matter

Chesapeake City, MD

Birds love sunflower seedlings.

5/14/2018 5:33:00 PM

cojoe

Colorado

I tried starting them inside in small plastic cups-even though I was told they don't transplant well. Corn seed maggots,mice, squirrels and yes birds like the small seedlings. If I'm using my seeds I use the paper towel method and plant multiple per site. But if I'm starting out of someone elses biggen such as zappas and rose from last year then I try to give them a better chance. As linus mentioned they'll sprout with soil temps in the 50's. Ive got a small row of zappa / rose offspring and they do well transplanted early

5/14/2018 6:23:44 PM

Sandkin

Arizona

I transplant after they are close to a foot. If I don't protect them with netting/wire when planted from seed outside every critter there is eats them. Seem to be fine after a few true leaves show up.

5/14/2018 11:45:18 PM

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