You know those MONSTER 8 foot tall sunflowers we all loved as kids? well I found a way to grow them in portable containers, still get the seeds, and they only grow about 1-1/2 feet tall (and are spirals). I got this idea from seeing those spiral bamboo shoots that are so popular in stores these days.
here is how you do it.
Step 1: Start out your sunflower
The seeds I used were called the "Russian Giant Sunflower" first plant them and wait until the 3rd set of leaves grow, but the stem is still somewhat bendable.