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Old 05-16-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I got several packets of sunflower seeds (Autum Beauty). I don't really have a place for them in my garden. OTOH, It migt be nice to have a tall plant in front of my window, which overlooks the deck. Do you think I could plant sunflowers in a pot on my deck? These are the sort of sunflowers that grow pretty big.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I love sunflowers.
The larger variety can get pretty top-heavy even when they are in the ground rather than a pot. I guess if you had them in a *really* big pot, and feed them a bit, it might work out okay. (Until the squirrels find them! )
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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I'm sure they'd grow in a really big pot. You'll probably have to stake them to something eventually though, such as tying them to the deck.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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yes you can and im growing some right now and I just think sunflowers are one of my faves besides roses . I love them .
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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I have one growing in a very large pot on my deck. I have an 6 ft tall bean cage around it and am growing beans in this pot as well and training them up the cage. The cage has also been a nice support for the sunflower during a few storms I've had recently - if not for the cage my sunflower may have fallen over. So, you may want to give them some kind of support.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Normie, do you have room at the edge of your deck just to poke a hole in the ground and drop the seeds in? Instead of on the deck in a pot, which would need some support, why not in front of the porch growing out of the ground?
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Hmmm, you've given me an idea! I am overrun with "baby" sunflowers, I might take a few and put them in a big pot just for the heck of it! Great idea! Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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As long as you have a well drained pot big enough go for it. I'd think a pot with a bottom tray so seeping water from the pot doesn't hit the deck.
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