Someone is eating my broccoli. And whoever it is lacks even the common decency to wait for it to grow a bit. Instead, it gets planted one day, and is pulled out of the ground and left to die by the next. So, I guess it isn't really accurate to say that my broccoli plants are being eaten. They are just being beheaded, apparently for no good reason. So here is the question: what sort of small, mischevious creature is to blame for the midnight brassica raids?
I originally suspected birds. But then Dan installed the bird netting cover that you can see in the picture above, and the next day we found yet another little plant, cut off at the stem and laying on top of the netting. It had been pulled right through. So maybe not birds. I think the next step is probably a more serious floating row cover- one without any visible holes in it. Otherwise we might have to execute a Nate the Great style late night investigation to find the broccoli bandit.
Speaking of Nate the Great, did you hear? Alphabet Glue Volume Two is going to be about all things kid detective. Lots about our favorite miniature sleuths and the stories they star in, not to mention many pages of related projects and activities and some good bookmaking to go along with it all. I'm still aiming for a launch date around the first day of summer, if not a little bit sooner.