It's never too early for the sun to SHINE . I love sun and light and SUNFLOWERS! It's a long wait until August when sunflowers typically bloom in our gardens here in New England.
One year in our small backyard at our old house I started sunflowers INSIDE in February. Our family room faced south ,with floor to celing windows, and it soon looked like a jungle in there. It was just before the days were warm enough to transplant them outside.
It was so worth the extra time it took to stake the plants and nurture them as they grew. They bloomed earlier than normal and kept blooming until frost, and that is late October here.
The birds were thankful too, especially the Goldfinches, as they had an earlier bounty. The birdwatchers also reveled in the glory. The smaller wildlife, chipmunks, squirrels, field mice, also came and enjoyed their share of the fallen seeds
Sunflowers and Yellow, stir my soul and just to have those glorious blooms to look at for MONTHS at a time was certainly a TREASURE.
So... this is the time of the year I save many milk and juice cartons. They are tall and provide a good root system for the sunflowers.