(Closed) All my chilis have disappeared!

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i say person. or maybe deer?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I can’t imagine a person stealing your chilis, way bizarre!  Yeah maybe it was a deer, or birds.  Are they low to the ground?  It could have been bunnies as well.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I grow lots of peppers.. i’ve had a few plants completely ruined by birds! Deer usually leave my peppers alone. Although I have had a few issues with wood chucks eating them too. I know what’s eaten mine because I seem to always catch them in the act!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How strange….

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My money is on a person, and only because I had a very similar issue happen just last week. My downstairs neighbor (I live in a two family flat) ate my first tomato of the season! And I know she did (or maybe it was her boyfriend) because the tomato was sitting on her back step with a bite taken out of it. I’m blaming a booze-realated incident. Thankfully, the rest of my tomatos have been safe.

I don’t think a deer would eat peppers – too spicy!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Honestly it sounds like a person b/c the job was so clean. Birds do love peppers, but they usually eat/peck at them, leaving the pepper still attached to the plant, but with giant chunks missing. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We actually lock our gate because people have come in and taken food. It’s really common for people to have gardens growing food in their backyards where we live, so theft actually is a thing. Creepy.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@newname_99:  that’s really odd.   i had a chili plant too and my chilis are gone now.  but that’s because they dried up and fell off.  (btw, i’m in the subarbs of merida, mx)

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have no idea what could have happened to your chilis!  Wow! 

Something similar happened to me just yesterday.  I came home from work and my FI was already there.  He said, “Baby, I have some disturbing news.”  I was so  worried, for a moment!  Then he said, “Look at the parsley.”  My herb garden contains parsley among other herbs.  It was covered in some black and yellow striped caterpillars and every damn frond was completely stripped bare and they were munching away and licking their lips. 

I told him to kill the little bastards and immediately went to google what the hell.  Guess what?  They turned out to be the caterpillar stage of Black Swallowtail Butterflies!  I ran outside and said, “NO, don’t kill them, they’re butterflies!”  Luckily I caught him in time to save most of them.  But no parsley.  I guess it will grow back, lol.  The rest of my herb garden is just fine.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That sucks!  I also vote person.  I was hit by the storms a few weeks ago and they blew away about half my tomatoes : (

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I vote person. One year I caught my neighbor’s landscaper stealing our veggies.

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