Sad day!So last night we had a good rain for the first time since I transplanted my babies outdoors. So this morning I went to see how they weathered the storm and found all of them dug up. It looks like someone or something pulled the plants out of the ground, roods and all. All that is left is the rootball and about 4 inches of stalk. The end of the stalked looks broken and jagged, not cut cleanly.. I panicked and left the area immediately and don't want to go examine further.
Does this sound like an animal attack? I had 3 girls, spread out a few feet, one was separated and really hard to see as well. So I don't think it was a random passerby and there is no foot traffic in the area.
All 3 plants were targeted identically. When I first transplanted I had an issue with something digging around the roots but that appeared to be an armadillo digging for worms in the soft soil and stopped after a couple of days.
Losing the plants sucks, but if anything I'd prefer it to be an animal attack instead of police action!