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Mairead Ronan

Kildare Woman Started Gardening In Lockdown & Ended Up With A 13-Foot Tall Sunflower

While on the hunt for some much needed positive news stories, this one caught Mairead's eye. Newbrid...
Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

4:20 PM - 19 Aug 2020



Mairead Ronan

Kildare Woman Started Gardening In Lockdown & Ended Up With A 13-Foot Tall Sunflower

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

4:20 PM - 19 Aug 2020

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While on the hunt for some much needed positive news stories, this one caught Mairead's eye. Newbridge's Jacinta O'Brien has spent the summer nurturing a sunflower and might have grown Ireland's Tallest Sunflower!

During lockdown, Jacinta found some sunflower seeds and decided to share them with her grandkids and see who could grow the tallest one.

Jacinta fed hers 3 times a week and gave it a bucket of water every day, and the result now proudly stands at 13 feet tall!

Mairead put it out to the listeners to see if anyone else's sunflowers could beat Jacinta's incredible achievement, and the responses were amazing!

Ben, Ellie and Toby sent in this 9 foot wonder in Limerick!

Pádraig and little Ada in Kilkenny sent in this 10.5 foot beauty

Síle in Galway has been working hard and grown these 12 footers

Louise Reidy is incredibly proud of these!

Eugene Mcaree might have found the winner with this sunflower standing at an amazing 15 and a half foot tall!

Kildare Woman Started Gardening In Lockdown & Ended Up With A 13-Foot Tall Sunflower

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