I have grown sunflowers very successfully for 8 years now. They are big and beautiful, etc. This year, it appears that something is digging up the seeds and eating them and then if they do start growing, something starts eating the plants. Please help. I have purchased this year's seed packets and have planted plenty of packets with no success. Very frustrating and disappointing. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
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The following article should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/sunflower/sunflower-problems.htm
Birds and small rodents are the most likely culprits for digging up seeds.