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Thread: Sunflower Pests

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    Puyallup, WA

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    Hi Everyone...I am new here but seems like a great group!

    This is the first time I have grown sunflowers. 3 weeks ago I was pretty happy...I had planted a bunch of seeds against the south facing wall of my house. They were starting to push up and then...they disappeared! After close examination, it looked like either the little black/white birds in my yard or crows. I was heartbroken! I went and bought more seed, planted a bunch in the house and a few outside.

    Question, how soon can I put my plants outside without getting "attacked"? I put clear plastic cups around the ones that were sprouting outside, to protect them but how long before they should be safe?
    Amy Rhodes
    My yard...a work in progress!

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    It may have been the cockatoos. They are extremely destructive birds and maybe they find your sunflowers irresistibly yummy not to eat it.
    Why not put a stainless steel screen mesh that will serve as a rooftop for your garden but that maybe kinda costly.

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