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Aug 21, 2016 4:04 AM CST
|My dad was growing some peppers. And one of them was a week of having fully grown peppers, but something had eaten it. It ripped of all the buds, peppers and leaf's of and left them on the soil in the pot.
I live in middle Europe
Aug 21, 2016 8:25 AM CST
|Hi Aleksandar, and welcome to garden.org
That's a shame about your dad's pepper plant! It was most likely some critters like squirrels, rats, or a flock of birds, to do that kind of damage. Do you know if the damage happened at night or in the daytime? Were any of the other plants damaged? If he still has plants with peppers coming along, I'd recommend you build some kind of small cage to go over the plants. Chicken wire is the most reasonable stuff here to protect plants but still let in the sunlight.
I have a lot of birds and animals visit my garden, but the only ones that I've known to do that kind of damage to plants are the flocks of hooded parakeets. When I see them I rush out and chase them off - luckily they make a lot of noise so I usually know when they are there. Not sure if you would have these where you are, but the ones here are not native birds, they are pets that have escaped and 'naturalized' and they migrate to warmer areas in the winter.
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Aug 21, 2016 9:33 AM CST
|My cat would happily destroy your pepper plant. Given the chance, she will eat it down to the soil line. Peppers, even hot ones, seem to be tasty to a wide range of critters.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
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