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Start early inside March-April. Sow in pots of seed compost 15mm deep, and keep moist. Place in cold frame or greenhouse, and acclimatise before planting outdoors, when risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, sow directly April-May in a well-prepared seedbed, raked to a fine tilth. Keep moist until established.
The sunflower seeds are edible. To harvest, wrap the seedhead with garden fleece to protect seeds from local wildlife. Or cut the head as it finishes flowering and bring inside to dry.