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Hi All,

The few onions that managed to make it through the winter
were going strong, then suddenly it is like something cut off
the leaves, except for the scapes which were all in tact.

https://ibb.co/yRHh66J

Seems to me a "critter" would have eaten the whole thing.

What is going on?

Many thanks,
-T

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T wrote:
Hi All,

The few onions that managed to make it through the winter
were going strong, then suddenly it is like something cut off
the leaves, except for the scapes which were all in tact.

https://ibb.co/yRHh66J

Seems to me a "critter" would have eaten the whole thing.

What is going on?


something taller perhaps. do you have deer
around there?

anyways, they'll grow back...


songbird
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On 6/1/19 8:20 AM, songbird wrote:
T wrote:
Hi All,

The few onions that managed to make it through the winter
were going strong, then suddenly it is like something cut off
the leaves, except for the scapes which were all in tact.

https://ibb.co/yRHh66J

Seems to me a "critter" would have eaten the whole thing.

What is going on?


something taller perhaps. do you have deer
around there?

anyways, they'll grow back...


songbird


The same exact thing happened to a 4" plant as to an 18"
plant. And the scapes were all left intact.

???????????
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T wrote:
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The same exact thing happened to a 4" plant as to an 18"
plant. And the scapes were all left intact.

???????????


*shrug*

dunno... not much eats onions/garlic...

if you have pets i hope it isn't them as it's not
good for them.


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T wrote:
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The same exact thing happened to a 4" plant as to an 18"
plant. And the scapes were all left intact.

???????????


wonder if you had hail? though it seems strange
to me that it would be limited damage to only a
few onions...


songbird


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On 6/3/19 4:32 AM, songbird wrote:
T wrote:
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The same exact thing happened to a 4" plant as to an 18"
plant. And the scapes were all left intact.

???????????


wonder if you had hail? though it seems strange
to me that it would be limited damage to only a
few onions...


songbird


We have been having thunderstorms, but no hail as of yet
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On 5/31/2019 1:32 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

The few onions that managed to make it through the winter
were going strong, then suddenly it is like something cut off
the leaves, except for the scapes which were all in tact.

https://ibb.co/yRHh66J

Seems to me a "critter" would have eaten the whole thing.

What is going on?

Many thanks,
-T

Around here, I would suspect rabbits.

Paul
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On 6/4/19 10:31 AM, Paul Drahn wrote:
On 5/31/2019 1:32 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

The few onions that managed to make it through the winter
were going strong, then suddenly it is like something cut off
the leaves, except for the scapes which were all in tact.

https://ibb.co/yRHh66J

Seems to me a "critter" would have eaten the whole thing.

What is going on?

Many thanks,
-T

Around here, I would suspect rabbits.

Paul


Do they eat the whole leaf or just the top half?
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On 6/4/19 12:53 PM, T wrote:
Around¬*here,¬*I¬*would¬*suspect¬*rabbits.


Do they eat the scapes too. My mystery browsers left
all the scapes

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On 6/4/2019 12:53 PM, T wrote:
On 6/4/19 10:31 AM, Paul Drahn wrote:
On 5/31/2019 1:32 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

The few onions that managed to make it through the winter
were going strong, then suddenly it is like something cut off
the leaves, except for the scapes which were all in tact.

https://ibb.co/yRHh66J

Seems to me a "critter" would have eaten the whole thing.

What is going on?

Many thanks,
-T

Around here, I would suspect rabbits.

Paul


Do they eat the whole leaf or just the top half?

They nibble until they get a mouth full and then move on to the next
part of the plant.

Paul


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On 6/4/19 9:21 PM, Paul Drahn wrote:
On 6/4/2019 12:53 PM, T wrote:
On 6/4/19 10:31 AM, Paul Drahn wrote:
On 5/31/2019 1:32 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

The few onions that managed to make it through the winter
were going strong, then suddenly it is like something cut off
the leaves, except for the scapes which were all in tact.

https://ibb.co/yRHh66J

Seems to me a "critter" would have eaten the whole thing.

What is going on?

Many thanks,
-T
Around here, I would suspect rabbits.

Paul


Do they eat the whole leaf or just the top half?

They nibble until they get a mouth full and then move on to the next
part of the plant.

Paul


That would explain the half eaten
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On 6/4/2019 10:11 PM, T wrote:
On 6/4/19 9:21 PM, Paul Drahn wrote:
On 6/4/2019 12:53 PM, T wrote:
On 6/4/19 10:31 AM, Paul Drahn wrote:
On 5/31/2019 1:32 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

The few onions that managed to make it through the winter
were going strong, then suddenly it is like something cut off
the leaves, except for the scapes which were all in tact.

https://ibb.co/yRHh66J

Seems to me a "critter" would have eaten the whole thing.

What is going on?

Many thanks,
-T
Around here, I would suspect rabbits.

Paul

Do they eat the whole leaf or just the top half?

They nibble until they get a mouth full and then move on to the next
part of the plant.

Paul


That would explain the half eaten

That is exactly what the cotton tails do to my wife's flowers!

Paul
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On 6/5/19 8:07 PM, Paul Drahn wrote:
On 6/4/2019 10:11 PM, T wrote:
On 6/4/19 9:21 PM, Paul Drahn wrote:
On 6/4/2019 12:53 PM, T wrote:
On 6/4/19 10:31 AM, Paul Drahn wrote:
On 5/31/2019 1:32 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

The few onions that managed to make it through the winter
were going strong, then suddenly it is like something cut off
the leaves, except for the scapes which were all in tact.

https://ibb.co/yRHh66J

Seems to me a "critter" would have eaten the whole thing.

What is going on?

Many thanks,
-T
Around here, I would suspect rabbits.

Paul

Do they eat the whole leaf or just the top half?
They nibble until they get a mouth full and then move on to the next
part of the plant.

Paul


That would explain the half eaten

That is exactly what the cotton tails do to my wife's flowers!

Paul



I wonder if it is on purpose to allow the plant to
grow back so they can harvest it again? If so,
that would be one smart bunny!

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T wrote:
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I wonder if it is on purpose to allow the plant to
grow back so they can harvest it again? If so,
that would be one smart bunny!


i wish that were true here, but the wabbits take
the beans right off at nearly ground level.

groundhogs will leave the bottom leaves alone
(they like the tender new growth).


songbird


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