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giantseeds01

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massive sunflower
« on: July 26, 2010, 16:34:49 »
Hi all,
Just thought that i would like to share this pic which i took today with you.
They are currently 11ft I'm hoping to beat my PB at 18ft!

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massive sunflower
« on: July 26, 2010, 16:34:49 »

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 17:05:28 »
Well done... only one of mine has got above 8' so far... been far too dry for them...  :-X

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 17:18:01 »
our are all between 6 and 8'  ;D

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 17:20:44 »
Thanks, It's been extremely dry here in Jersey, the last time we had heavy rain was back in April so I've been busy twice daily in fact on the watering can!

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 18:20:09 »
Impressive!
At the other extreme this one is about a foot high with a flower just two inches across!   :)
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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 20:11:59 »
Impressive!
At the other extreme this one is about a foot high with a flower just two inches across!   :)
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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 21:01:25 »
Giantseeds thanks! I'm sorry but I don't know the variety as it's one of some assorted sunflower seeds that I was given.  :)
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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 17:07:55 »
I roughly  measured mine yesterday and it was over 9 feet tall, I'll have to do an exact measure when the flower opens fully.  :o      ;D ;D ;D
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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 16:47:52 »
   :o :o :o Bragging again Kev, :P  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2010, 19:49:13 »

I took my tape mearure today and it stands at 9'  foot 5 inches and it was the first time I have grown them on the lottie, I have two more that are not far behind.   :o :o :o
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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2010, 20:10:16 »
Mine got so tall it fell down, and have left it for the birds.  Will measure the stem tomorrow.

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 20:25:15 »
our biggest got to 12'  ;D

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2010, 17:56:54 »
Big head.  ;D ;D ;D     ;)
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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2010, 18:01:45 »
Kev I've also got two around the same height as yours!  :)

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2010, 18:08:29 »
Mine are not that tall but pretty stunning nonetheless.

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2010, 20:23:14 »
Big head.  ;D ;D ;D     ;)
true, it was  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: massive sunflower
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2010, 21:22:54 »
wow very impressive i have grown one for the 1st time this year i know its above 6ft but well under 10ft :)