The Q&A Archives: Sunflower Tops Bitten Off

Question: Just as my seedlings popped up a rabbit ate the top of it.Will I still get the main sunflower at the top?

Answer: You might get two smaller heads, or no head at all, depending on the variety you are growing. It is still early enough to replant and that is what I would suggest. You might try protecting the seedlings from the rabbits with a bit of fencing, or try using dried blood in the area as a deterrent or perhaps use a commercial or homemade repellent based on garlic and/or red pepper.

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