I just came in from working out in the garden and this is why I need to get out there everyday to take a look at what is going on in my raised beds.
I took one look at my beans and thought, what is eating my green bean plants?
So I decided to look this up on the net and most likely it is a critter. My quess it is either squirrels or rabbits--darn pesky critters.
Here is what I found at Our Ohio under there Q&A:
It is probably some sort of animal – bunnies, ground hogs, or maybe even a squirrel. It is hard to say for certain without seeing the plant. Animals are the probable culprits as they are more likely to bite off the top of a plant while bugs have a tendency to eat holes into the leaves.
Here are two organic solutions to your problem:
1.) Combine 1 tablespoon hot sauce and 1 quart of water in a spray bottle and apply this mixture to the plants. Remember to reapply every time it rains or when you water.
2.) Another option is to put a fence around the garden. The holes of the fence need to be small enough (about 1-inch x 1-inch) to prevent critters from entering.
I already have the fence , but I need to make sure they can't crawl under it, but squirrels will just climb it. So I am going to try the spray before they eat all of the rows of beans.I did not see any bugs, so I am assuming it is a critter or two. Or I may even try a row cover for now..