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Sunflowers thrive with regular watering. However, daily watering is not a requirement when growing sunflowers. While sunflowers can withstand drought, they tend to grow the best in slightly moist well-drained soil.


To plant sunflower seeds, sow the seeds directly in the garden in an area with full sun. Cover the seeds with loose soil, and water each seed thoroughly. After the seedlings develop, thin the plants, add mulch and water the sunflowers regularly.


The weeping willow tree is the most commonly known willow tree. Other types of willow trees include the corkscrew willow, white willow, and the black willow.


Willow trees can be differentiated by their leaves, their form, their bark and their catkins. Willows are mostly deciduous trees, which means they lose their leaves in the fall. Male and female flowers are found on different trees, and their leaves are usually long and narrow.


Grow sunflowers by selecting a good location, preparing the soil, watering the plants, fertilizing the plants correctly, and supporting the plants. You need compost, fertilizer, water, stakes and sunflower seeds.


Some interesting facts about sunflowers are that they can grow to be 15 feet tall, they grow well in most types of soil and Kansas is the sunflower state. While the sunflower is actually native to North America, the former Soviet Union grows the most sunflowers.


Sunflowers stop blooming during periods of drought, so watering them regularly is recommended. It is very important that sunflowers receive full sunlight. Sunflowers are able to grow in most soils, but sturdier, loamy soil yields healthier plants.


Sunflower seeds are good for the human body. They are an excellent source of vitamin E and contain dense amounts of copper and vitamin B1. Additionally, they are good sources of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, vitamin B3 and selenium.


Sunflower seeds come from the sunflower (Helianthus annuus), which is a plant that has large bright yellow petals and a seed-filled center. The shells of the seeds are black with white or gray stripes, and contain edible seeds that are black or gray-green in color.


The Giant Sungold, the Mammoth Russian and the Strawberry Blond are different varieties of sunflowers. The Giant Sungold is characterized by a large puffy bloom and grows over 6 feet in height. The Mammoth Russian is a more traditional looking sunflower and grows between 9 and 12 feet tall.