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Oregon coast
MLAMCJF
May 31, 2020 2:00 PM CST
My herbs and arugula have been chopped off evening and left in a pile beside the plant. Now a small woody plant is getting destroyed on one side---same thing. Very neatly cut at an angle, each about 3-4 inches long and and in a pile--not eaten. It's been going on for several weeks now. The parsley is gone. The lettuce pulled out by the roots and left without as much an a bite out of it. They are all in pots on a second story deck but there are trees nearby so I am thinking birds or squirrels--perhaps chipmunks? It seems to happen at night or early morning before I notice. Anything recommended to discourage critters? Netting might work but anything with an odor that might discourage this? I'm afraid my tomato plants might be next.
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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oneeyeluke
Jun 1, 2020 12:44 AM CST
Put out some unpopped popcorn in a pie pan and they will eat the popcorn and leave your plants alone.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Oregon coast
MLAMCJF
Jun 1, 2020 8:34 AM CST
Thanks I'll give it a try! They did take a few 3-5 inch branches off at the bottom on my 2 foot high tomato plants and laid them on the deck.
Oregon coast
MLAMCJF
Jun 29, 2020 9:23 AM CST
Thanks I'll give it a try! They did take a few 3-5 inch branches off at the bottom on my 2 foot high tomato plants and laid them on the deck.

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