Q.Sunflower Pests in Florida
My sunflowers, grown from seed, have small black worms eating the top leaves. What are they, and how can I treat the problem? I live in West Palm Beach, Florida. The plants are in pots, in full sun. Lately, we have been getting daily rain and I have moved the pots to a covered area to prevent them from drowning. Can I spray the leaves with a soap/water mix?
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There are actually a few pests that like to nibble on sunflowers, especially young ones. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/sunflower/sunflower-problems.htm