I collect strange squash and pumpkin-like plants. But due to moving to a new area I'm having to adjust my methods a bit. This last season something ate the vines clean off the plants of a new blue winter squash I'm trying out and never got a single matured squash off any the twelve I planted. Thing is, this area is full of avid hunters that keep deer well away from peoples gardens and I scoured every inch of the field looking for dens and burrows of rabbits and groundhogs. And those teeth marks couldn't have been from any insect I'd want to meet in a dark alley. So my question is this: what ate the vines, and furthermore, why did it leave -every- blossom untouched?
Hello. Thank you for your question. Please contact the Horticulture or Agriculture Agent in the County where your plants are grown. The Agent will have questions for you. I have included the contact information below.