all about sunflowers

I’ve always had a big heart for sunflowers.

Partly because of their bright yellow-orange colors, but more of how they stand for a sunny disposition.  I love the way they turn and face the sun, and how they remind me to always look at the brighter side of things.

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When I was young, our neighbor used to have lots of sunflowers in front of her house. As in, lots of them – the big kind. She was also kind enough to let me get as many as I want. At the same time, being able to live in Baguio for four straight years, I couldn’t emphasize how happy I was that the city has lots of wild sunflowers. They’re just everywhere, even in places where you’d least expect them to grow. I realized that I love the wild ones more than the other kinds because, with their spontaneous presence, an ordinary space becomes extraordinarily beautiful.

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So yeah, you can just imagine how bad I wanna see the sunflower maze in Pangasinan! (Somebody, please take me there!)

I actually had a sunflower pot way back in college which I named Sunkist. Believe it or not, despite the fact that I am so bad with plants, the sunflower actually bloomed and had baby sunflowers! But then, it died, too, for some reason.

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But hey, I love sunflowers so much that I couldn’t just dismiss the idea of having my own! Which is why I was so thrilled when I found out about this local brand called MNLGrowkits that offers anything and everything you need when it comes to planting – from pot and soil to seeds and fertilizers.

Guess what? They’re selling sunflower grow kits! I knew I had to try again, so I gave it a shot!

Here’s my kit.

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What’s even better is that the kit has a step-by-step guide that aids me in the tedious process of sowing and growing. After all, a girl without a green thumb like me needs all the help she can get.

So, here’s my key takeaway from this whole planting thing: Apparently, once you planted the seed, you have to cover it with plastic and let it moist instead of immediately exposing your new plant to the sun. I mean, who would’ve thought, right?

Leif also has his own basil seedling kit. The only difference between a seedling kit and a grow kit is that you have to transfer your plant to a bigger pot when it grows.

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A week later, little sprouts are up! I’m so excited to see both of them grow bigger!

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I’ll update this article soon! Wish me luck on this venture!

Stay sunny,

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