I'm trying to grow sunflowers from seed and have been unsuccessful due to chipmunks and/or squirrels eating all of the seeds. So far I've tried the following:
- Spread a lot of seeds and maintain an active bird feeder with lots of sunflower seeds to distract from the seeds I want to grow.
- Nope, The chipmunk found all but about 4 of the seeds I spread
- Plant the seeds about 1 to 2 inches below the surface
- Nope, The chipmunk dug up: Every. Single. Seed. I. Planted. Seriously, I used a butter knife and plated two staggered rows one knife length apart (about 6 inches). After about a week and a half I went to check the progress and I found perfect little holes dug in staggered rows one knife length apart.
For my next attempt, I'm going to try to grow seedlings inside and then plan the seedlings and hope for the best.
I'll keep you posted.