Something keeps eating the leaves from my string beans as soon as they are...

Asked July 27, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

Something keeps eating the leaves from my string beans as soon as they are several inches tall. I have fenced garden in and put net over it but leaves are eaten up. Planted them 4 times but it happens every time. also zinnia leaves on my flower plants are eaten. They are planted together.Never happend in all the years before. Help. Seven does no good.

Montgomery County Maryland vegetables

1 Response

Not knowing what kind of fencing or netting you have, the first suspect would be rabbits. Rabbit damage can be identified by the clean-cut, angled clipping of young stems. Distinctive round droppings in the immediate area are a good sign of their presence too. LW