We (the Grands and I) planted them in a slightly raised bed. (We have horrible soil here....raised beds is the only way to go). I gave the instructions and the kids were the ones with dirty hands. Just the way it should be. LOL! Just for reference, the kiddo there is about 3.5 feet tall.
If you look really hard, you can see the bees in the center of this sunflower (there are 4 by my count). I am hoping that we will get lots of sunflower seeds from all of this activity. I'll be Googling how to 's on getting seeds from the sunflowers and preparing them for consumption. Hopefully by us and not the birds, but we will have to see about that one.