What is eating my peppermint?

anneliese_32(6)July 1, 2013

I grow a peppermint plant in a big pot. I have a
peppermint plant every year. Sometimes it overwinters, sometimes not, but I never lost a leave to anything.
This morning I moved the pot unter the overhang, because the rain had flooded the pot. About 15 minutes ago I went out to get chives from the adjoining planter and noticed that the top leaves of the peppermint were all nibbled on to about half their size. I don't mind for some beasty to eat them, just wonder who might have done this. I now it was not a deer or rabbit. Another one of those riddles you run into.

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west_gardener

Hmmm, it could be a kitty thinking it may be catnip.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 7:05PM
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anneliese_32(6)

Might be but not mine, she is one of the ones who are not affected by catnip.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 9:13PM
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gandle(4 NE)

Not sure, the mints are usually pest free. But whoever it is it will have nice breath.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 9:55AM
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don_socal

Did not think many critters liked mint. As Gandle says look for the ones with nice breath.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 2:20AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Could it be the notorious Peppermint Patty???

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 10:04AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Could it be the notorious Peppermint Patty???

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 10:05AM
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mawheel

Good one, Steve!!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 11:02AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Tried to line up the backyard zoo for a breathalizer test, but the suspects did not cooperate.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 2:21PM
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