Mrs. Pine can never grow sunflowers because the deer keep eating them. Last year I planted corn in my plots and it didn't ear much for some reason, so this year I decided to try sunflowers. I figured the deer ought to like them and if they didn't, the turkeys and other birds would benefit. Well, it doesn't look like the turkeys will ever get any because the deer are absolutely eating the sunflowers like there's no tomorrow! These pix are of my newest plot on the south end of my property, and you can see I have a fern problem, so after the deer get all the sunflowers, I plan to spray Roundup to kill off the ferns if that's possible; they're tougher than nails. They came up after the sunflowers did so I couldn't spray without getting the sunflowers too. If I can clear the ferns, i'll plant sunflowers next spring too. Really surprised how much those crazy deer are after them. Since they like them so much, I'm just going to broadcast them instead of planting in rows, to get more in. Oh yeah, another thing I like about sunflowers is THEY'RE CHEAP to plant. A 40 to 50 pound bag runs about $12-15. I planted both plots in rows and still had way over half a 40 pound bag left over. LOL, an evil thought just came over me. I could contact the DNR for crop damage permits and get a head start on the season LOL.