Re: The yard & garden line is OPEN
random question, but figured someone on here would know the answer.
My 4 year old son brought up home a little "starter" sprout the other day from the sitters house, it is (was?) the start of a sunflower, I assume 1 seed, incased in a ball of dirt. It had already sprouted, and had about 2-3 inches of sprout shootting out. My 4 year old, being the 4 year old that he is, handled it more than it should have. Anyhoo, everything appeared to be intact when I stuck it in the ground on sunday, however, as I was putting the dirt back around it, I noticed that the head of the spout had fallen off due to all of the rough handling.
Will the sunflour, respout or continue to grow? I'm assuming not, but other than "throw a handful of seeds in the ground and see what grows" approach, I'm not all that familar with raising any plant from the sprout age to a full fledged blossoming flower. If there's a chance that it could still grow into a sunflower, I'll be sure to pay attention and make sure that it gets water. If not, then it will catch whatever offshot it gets when I water the rose bushes a few feet away.