Something eating planted seeds
My husband and I are from the Cleveland, OH area and are new to growing plants from seed. We built a small greenhouse last fall and last weekend we planted four flats of a variety of pepper plants. Yesterday morning I noticed that it appeared some of the seeds were no longer buried in the soil and you could see where something had dug them up and perhaps were eating them. Thinking it might be a mouse we set two mouse traps and this morning the traps were picked clean of the bait and unfortunately they did not get caught, so I guess we'll set them again to try to catch whatever is eating the seeds. My question is should I take the chance and see if anything comes up, or can I just re-plan the seeds again, or should we wait to try to catch whatever is eating the seeds before we waste more seeds? Anyone have this problem? Are we correct in assuming it is a mouse? Any guidance/response would be appreciated of people who have experienced a similar problem. Thanks!