Sunflowers - Knowledgebase Question

Covington, Wa
Question by cherijeffrey
April 17, 2010
Do rabbits eat sunflower plant when small? I start a few from seed and they are about 9-10


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Answer from NGA
April 17, 2010

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Rabbits usually won't bother sunflowers because the leaves are hairy, but your mileage may vary. I'd place protective cages over the seedlings until the stems grow strong and sturdy. I just make cylinders out of chicken wire (about 2' high) and place them over my sunflower plants. Best wishes with your sunflowers!

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