Vegetable Plants Eaten
I have planted a garden this year and something is doing substantial damage to my plants. I had lettuce, squash, and now pepper plants, literally plucked off at the stems. I originally was thinking moles, as it almost looks like something has pulled the plant down from the bottom, and I do have some confirmed mole activity. I put two traps down and have not had any success. I do have a lot of squirrels. Is this what is doing it? No deer tracks, and the garden is closed (fenced off) so rabbits should be very unlikely. Any ideas?
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If moles or squirrels are a problem, these articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mole-control-home-remedies-for-removing-moles-from-your-yard.htm
It could also be slugs. This article will help determine if slugs are a problem, and if so, what to do: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm