How can I keep the birds from eating my newly planted sunflower seeds?

Janice Sassen
by Janice Sassen
  8 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 29, 2017

    I keep the birds away from my garden by hanging up ropes of CDs. The reflections keep the birds away.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 29, 2017

    Try ribbons and flags.

  • Beth Shorts Beth Shorts on Jun 29, 2017

    hanging shiny CDs or "scare tape" (sold on Amazon, and in DIY stores).. works well.. also windchimes and wind spinners

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 29, 2017

    Wind chimes are great and look nice, too!

  • Janice Sassen Janice Sassen on Jun 30, 2017

    Thank you everyone for your great ideas and I will try a couple of them, but I realize I wasn't specific enough about my problem. I had just planted the seeds the night before and when I went out to moisten the soil again the next morning the seeds were on top of the ground opened and the seeds inside the pods gone. I'm sure there was a bird watching me while planting them. And it was uncalled for because the birdfeeders are just around the corner. LOL Thanks for your help!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 04, 2023

    The shiny cd's that spin did not keep the birds away from our seeds. Try putting some kind of mesh over the seeds, there are different weaves to pick from until you get the seeds to grow and the birds loose interest.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 07, 2023

    Seed tunnels are an effective solution to protecting your seedling because they create a physical barrier between the plant and the birds looking to eat them.