Answer: I'm sorry about your plants! It is possible that a deer or woodchuck is eating the plants, also possible that slugs are getting in on the act and devouring the leaves at night. You may need to do some detective work to determine the full range of culprits. Diatomaceous earth sprinkled on the soil around the plants will stop the slugs, and a repellent (either commercially formulated or home made based on garlic and red pepper for example) may be enough to deter the four legged pests.
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