Help with sunflowers
I am trying to grow some sunflowers along my fence line in my yard. I was going to do two different plantings so i could have extended bloom time later this summer but, either a squirrel or bunny had other ideas and ate every one of my first group. dug them right out of the ground.
i started them using the paper towel in the plastic bag technique and then into the ground. which seemed to work as the root began to grow but, i cant know for sure since they were gone within a couple of days.
anyway, this time i started them the same way but then i put them in the plastic trays my annuals came in with some soil and now i have 3-4 inch sunflowers growing. my question is when will they be big enough that i don't have to worry about them being eaten outside? I don't know when they are big enough that the animals won't be interested. Also, when i do plant them outside would it be bad to bury the stem a little for better support?