You are here:

Annuals/Planting sunflower seeds in soil

Advertisement


Question
How deep should I plant sunflower seeds in the ground directly in the ground ?

Answer
The general rule of thumb is to plant most seeds 2X their thickness. Sunflowers, depending on the species, are among the largest seeds.  I have always planted them 3/4" deep and have had good success with germination. Just be sure to cover them with a light layer of shredded leaves or grass clippings to preserve moisture.

Good luck, and please write again if you ever need assistance.

Regards,

Mike

Annuals

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Mike Mascio

Expertise

I have been an avid gardener since 1985 and an AllExpert volunteer since 1998. I specialize in soil preparation, seed starting and plant propagation, flowers, vegetables, and general landscaping. I am a strong advocate of the square foot method of gardening and the use of organic controls for pests and diseases.

Experience

An All-Expert volunteer since 1998.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.