Night is a good time to find the slugs and snails which are (most likely) eating those plants. I've been indoors for several days with a heavy workload and a post-op dog. I went to the street today to wheel back the garbage cans (woohoo! an outing!) and saw that one of my potato plants was eaten to stems.
Slugs/snails. So tonight I'll be out there after Doggy is asleep, with my flashlight and trowel, ready to bash them into the soil, where they can "give back" to my soil the nutrients they have stolen from my plants.
Cynthia H. (30 hr this week and it's only Wednesday, plus Vrgl has to be escorted outside for each and every journey)