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This is a traditional tall sunflower that is very easy to grow which makes it a perfect variety for children.
The very large bright golden flowers are held on strong, stems which grow very tall. Once started they grow very quickly and children love to measure them every couple of days to chart their progress as they grow practically before their very eyes!
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How to Guide
You can also sow the seeds in little pots of seed compost and plant them in the garden when they are a few centimetres high.
Sow straight into the soil about 3cm deep. Leaving about 25cm between seeds. Soak the soil with water as soon as you have sown the seeds. Seedlings should appear about two or three weeks later.
Keep them well watered.
Harvest in September, then store in a cool, dry place such as a shed or garage. Get a grown-up to help you if you want to make a lantern from your pumpkin.