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Art by Mary Anne Lloyd

Grow Your Own Hideout

Courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation

Here's a magical playhouse for you and a friend! Wildlife will love it too. You'll need:

  • A flat, sunny, weed-free piece of ground
  • Sunflower seeds (one of the tall kinds, such as Mammoth)
  • A hoe and some water
  1. Use the hoe to scrape an outline of your sunflower house in the soil.
  2. Dig beneath the outline about 1 inch.
  3. Drop seeds into the outline about 10 inches apart.
  4. Cover the seeds with an inch of soil, press down lightly and water gently.
  5. Water the seeds every day.
  6. Have fun in your playhouse! It may take about 2 to 3 months for the plants to form a hideout. While you’re having fun, birds will love to eat the seeds!
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