Who Can Grow The Tallest Sunflower?

The Tallest Sunflower?

The Tallest Sunflower?

It’s your chance to challenge the EthicalSuperstore staff in a super-easy, sunflower growing competition!

Today we initiated a friendly competition in the Ethical Superstore Office – “Who Can Grow The Tallest Sunflower?”  Members of staff have a pot with a single seed planted and it is our own responsibility to nurture it and help it to grow, to see who has the greenest fingers.

The challenge is on – Ruth has her allotment experience, Jo grew an 8 foot sunflower last year and already has a few growing at home, Lindsay has already named her sunflower, Twanna has the sunniest windowsill, Kirsty has the determination to win, Andy always succeeds, John will secretly feed his sunflower Ubuntu (he says it helps…), Vicky’s a dark horse and I brought in the seeds, so I’ve got the best one.  Who will win?!

Do you think you can beat the EthicalSuperstore staff by growing a taller sunflower than us?

We’re giving you the chance to win some *sunflower goodies* if you can beat our members of staff by growing the tallest sunflower.  Best get planting as soon as you can – the competition starts now!
Upload your pictures of your sunflowers to our facebook page where we will be regularly updating the progress of our precious plants.

The Ethical Superstore Staff Sunflowers

The Ethical Superstore Staff Sunflowers in Pots

If you’re considering planting some seeds, then here are 5 more great reasons to try:

  • Sunflower seeds are truly nutritious.  They’re a high source of protein, some of the B vitamins, Vitamin E, iron, calcium, selenium and magnesium.
  • Growing sunflowers is a great way of attracting birds to your garden.
  • The tallest sunflower was grown in the Netherlands and was just over 25 feet high!  (That’s what I’m aiming for…)
  • Ordinary seeds, like our Suma Prepacks Sunflower Seeds are sometimes suitable for planting.  Try popping them in soil to find out!
  • You can tell whether ordinary sunflower seeds are good for planting by putting them in water overnight.  The good ones will sink to the bottom, the bad ones will float.

Go on.  Get your fingers dirty!

Image Via Flickr: mrhayata

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