Sunflower plants can grow in containers, but they can’t grow on a jutting ridge.
To help with this, Jacob’s Ladder Plant Company created a product.
Jacob’s Ladders use a special adhesive that holds the leaves together and keeps them from flying apart, which is why they work so well for sprouting seeds and vines.
The company sells the product in the U.S. and Canada.
Jacob says its available for $9.99 a pop, but the company also sells in other countries like the U of T. The firm has a website for those interested in buying a product, but in the meantime, you can make your own.
The instructions below will show you how to make your very own jacobs ladder.
Cut out a 3-by-5 inch circle with a rounded top, a flat bottom and a rounded side.
You’ll need to cut out two corners.
Place the leaves in a plastic baggie and secure it with a rubber band.
Seal the lid with a piece of duct tape.
Wrap the lid tightly around the stem with a small amount of duct masking tape.
You may need to make sure the duct tape isn’t completely covered to make it work.
Let dry for about 30 minutes.
Remove the lid and trim the ends of the leaf to make the top.
Using a small piece of adhesive, cut a small slit in the bottom of the top that’s just enough to accommodate the leaf.
Make sure the leaves are all aligned so that they are aligned on the top of the jar.
Cut the remaining edges of the bottom and remove the rubber band with a knife.
Wrap your leaf around the jar in a circle, and then place the lid on top of it.
Repeat the process for the other side.
Seal tightly with duct tape, and wait a couple of hours.
After a couple hours, the leaves should look like this.
If you look closely, you’ll notice the gaps between the leaves.
The edges of this leaf are missing.
This can be fixed by adding more adhesive to the leaves, which can be found at Jacob’s website.
This method is a bit tricky, but it’s a quick and easy way to make this amazing plant.