The mystery of the missing jalapenos

The mystery of the missing jalapenos

I had two jalapeno plants that were positively thriving in containers on my back deck, each about a foot tall with four or five newly set peppers. I came home yesterday to find the tops of both plants GONE, with one of them partially uprooted. The stems are there, broken off, and are putting off new shoots already. What I am wondering is what would have taken these tops, 1/4" peppers and all, without a trace? And had the strength to partially uproot one? We have plenty of wildlife to be suspects: The groundhogs are ambitious enough with our tomatoes, but we've considerably culled that herd and I've only seen one in the lower part of our yard in the past month (though two atop the neighbors' hill). I don't think the rabbits could have reached up this high. Possums come up but usually only in search of cat food, and there's been the occasional skunk. The only thing left is that the deer that live in the woods adjacent to our property are now bold enough to wander onto our deck, but it's fawn season and they've never come this close to the house, ever, even without fawns to stay close to. Any ideas for who might be craving jalapeno salad? I mean, I'm pregnant, but I'm not that crazy! ~helcat and doodlemaier
FINALLY!

FINALLY!

Grandmother’s Iris

Grandmother’s Iris

Identity Needed

Identity Needed

Zucchini and Ginger

Zucchini and Ginger

Thank You

Thank You

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