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What cut down my tomatoes?

I ordered and planted some heirloom tomatoes in a 'square foot garden'. all was going well until yesterday I notice one of the plants had been apparently cut in to about 6inches from the ground. I thought I had mistakenly done that with the weed eater(not out of the realm of possibility). This morning however, out of the 8 plants remaining, 4 had been cut too. I looked for the thick green cut worms I have seen in Ohio, but don't see any sign of them. We do have possum and raccoon nearby.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

"Hi,

Thanks for writing. It doesn't sound like cutworm damage --- it may be a pest such as deer, rabbits, possum, raccoon, or other critters. There are several repellents on the market you can try; look for them at your local garden center, nursery, or online retailer.

If there were growth shoots under where your tomatoes were cut off, they should grow --- so your tomatoes may not be a total loss.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com"

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