I have a raised bed where I grow vegetables (Kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, carrots, melons, etc.). Something comes by at nights and eats some of the fruits and vegetables, in particular the melons. How do I figure out what is sharing my food? I have a net covering the plants so I don't think it is birds so it is either a mouse or squirrels or something else. They seem to be getting through the net or under the net. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area

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It could easily be slugs; to find out you need to catch them. Go out after dark with a flashlight and look at the leaves, especially on nights after rain or when it is a bit moist. If that is the problem crushed eggshells spread around the plants will help.

  • That was it. I found a slug under one of the cover crop leaves when I was removing them.
    – JStorage
    Mar 21, 2016 at 19:59

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