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Sunflower - claret

B3B3 Posts: 21,535
I have some claret sunflowers in pots. They are about a foot high and in large enough pots for now. Is there any advantage in keeping them in pots and planting them out only when they've outgrown the pots?
Will size make them any less vulnerable to slugs and drought?
In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874
    Once the stems are thick and hairy , the slugs tend to leave them alone.  Letting the root runs spread further, stabilises the plant as it gets taller.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,535
    Ah....
    I think I'll wait until they're hairy and make sure they have some support then. Thanks fidget :)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,174
    Me too.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,535
    @Fire
    Did you plant yours out yet?
    I did mine today. Fingers tightly crossed!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,174
    I might do mine later today. It's looking hopeful that they will survive as they have got to a good height - about a foot. Mine were the ones we got free from GW mag. Lots of other are sprouting from dropped bird food, so it might be a sunflower year!
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,535
    Safety in numbers maybe.
    Mine are about 2ft and hairy.
    It'll be interesting to see what's there in the morning.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,174
    My self seeded borage and digitalis are making it now they've got all hairy. I hadn't thought much before about the hair:slug ratio but it does seem to affect things.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,535
    You never see a slug on a cat ;)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,174
    Is that a Serbian proverb?
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,535
    Possibly
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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