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Post  johnp on Thu 16 Jun 2016 - 6:08

Out in the garden this morning checking the tomato's and pulling weeds. As I went by the slowly growing peppers I saw one completely bitten off about 2 inches up on the stem. Then I looked and found three more completely ruined. What could be doing this? They are not eaten , just bitten off. Sad
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on Thu 16 Jun 2016 - 6:39

My guess is vole. Pretty sure that's what happened to half my pole beans last year. Didn't look like anything got eaten, just chomp through the vines about 2 inches up. Dying vines, "stumps" on the ground.
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Post  camprn on Thu 16 Jun 2016 - 8:36

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Post  Zmoore on Thu 16 Jun 2016 - 10:14

Complete stab in the dark, dog?
My neighbor had an issue where his Corgi's would go out and "investigate" the little red things on his cheery tomato plants and end up bumping or nipping them off and then lose interest once the fruit was on the ground.
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