Plant and household pest experts are available at Oregon State University’s Metro Portland master gardner hotline: 503-445-4608.

I called today and got a return call within a few hours. The gentleman was extremely helpful and had good ideas on how to start sunflowers. He said to wait two more weeks before starting them inside.

Sunflowers have always been one of my favorite things to grow— they’re just so big and undeniably awesome— so I’ll show you how they’re grown later in the season.

Do you like cute critters and sunflowers? Click the jump if so.