Meet other growers and get expert advice to help you get started at our special growing events:
Tuesday 21st May, 10am
Plant up the city centre parks starting at Sackville Gardens, M1. Meet by the Alan Turing Statue.
Sunday 13 & Sunday 20 May, 2pm - 4pm
Come to one of MOSI's fun planting afternoons and celebrate the life of master code-breaker Alan Turing by growing a sunflower. Soil and seeds will be provided as we plant them in MOSI's very own grow boxes. All we need is your green fingers!
If you've been growing your own seedlings at home, but have nowhere to move them to plant them outside, then don't worry - bring them with you and plant them in MOSI's grox boxes!
Friday 18 May, 2pm - 4pm - Free event
Help gardener, Becky, to plant a garden of sunflowers at Jodrell Bank. For more information see http://www.jodrellbank.net
All around the Northern HemisphereTuesday 1st May 2012, 6pm - 8pm
Join Guerrilla Gardeners from around the world to plant sunflower seeds in public places in need of brightening up. For more information see www.facebook.com/events/351385628215627/
Spinningfields, ManchesterMonday 7th May, 2pm - 5pm - Free event
Plant a Turing Sunflower at SpinFest, the free music festival aimed at families. This year's theme is American Vintage. For more information about the festival that runs over the bank holiday visit www.spinfest.uk.com
Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LAMonday 7th May - £12 entry for adults
Plant a Turing Sunflower at Quarry Bank Mill. For more information see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank-mill/
Get your community, workplace or school involved by hosting your own growing or counting event. It’s easy. Just download our event poster and flyer, pick a venue, register you event with us and then invite friends, colleagues and neighbours.
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We had an overwhelming response to the 2012 call to grow sunflowers with nearly 12,000 pledged!
Read our tips on seeds and how to get planting
Discover, share and win prizes for the best learning resources
Read the Sunflower Diaries from 2012's bloom custodians
Pledges from all around the globe on our growers map
Take a look at our lovely blooms in the growers' gallery
Read all about the growers stories in our blog
Get some top tips from the experts on how to care for your sunflowers whilst they’re growing
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Turing's Sunflower growers' pictures make on display as part of Edinburgh Science Festival's Patterns of Nature exhibition.
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See our interactive map of Turing Sunflower growers around the world...
Do your sunflowers match up with Turing's theories?
Learn how to count the spirals on your sunflowers with our easy guides and videos
Log your sunflowers ready for collection, counting and photographing
Find a counting and collection drop-in event near you
Delve into our interactive harvest map
Register it here and get the local community round for a count-off
We’ll be analysing your data from September 2012 with the full results being announced as part of Manchester Science Festival 2012 in October.
Hopefully your sunflowers are all grown up and ready to harvest, so check out our guides to when and how to count, and start sending us your data!
Read the background story to the Turing’s Sunflowers project and explre the strange links between maths and nature...
Growing tips, Meet thegrowers
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