All of the sunflower seeds that I planted around the yard have mysteriously disappeared. Seeing birds around I accused them of eating seeds and sprouts. And maybe they did, but the real culprit is the yucky garden slug.
You want my evidence before I malign yet another peace-loving garden creature? The pots of sunflowers that I started weeks ago have been doing great until last week. While watering I noticed that four pots were empty. A closer look revealed the tell-tale shiny trail made by these slimy critters… and a decapitated seedling. And of course I found the culprits themselves hiding under the pots. I really don’t like slugs!!!