Children in Meesden Village held a competition to see who could grow the tallest sunflower plant in the newly planted raised bed behind Meesden Village Hall. All the plants were from one single packet of sunflower seeds and sown during the spring in pots under glass. In early June the children were invited to choose a pot and plant it in the raised bed. On Sunday July 14th we measured all the plants and handed out certificates to the winner and the runners-up. The tallest sunflower was grown by Sam Tansley whose sunflower grew to a staggering height of 3.05 meters and is still growing. Sam said the secret of his success was that he watered it every day after school.