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.
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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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