Sunflowers - Knowledgebase Question

Boxborough, MA
Question by Photo1EMT2
June 8, 2007
Hi, I planted several sunflower seedlings, and something has dug up and eaten every one. What could be doing that? Chipmunks? This seems to happen during the night. I also find several round holes in the yard. Thanks.


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Answer from NGA
June 8, 2007

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Could be all manner of wildlife, from squirrels to rabbits to raccoons or chipmunks. Unless you catch them in the act, it may always remain a mystery. To protect your new sunflower seedlings, set a little cage over the top, especially at night. I make cylinders out of chicken wire or hardware cloth and they work wonderfully well.

Best wishes with your sunflowers!

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