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Plants are now taking up more space since they have moved to larger pots

Nibbled plants: Cat is prime suspect

I have repotted my vegetable plants into larger pots and now have 125 plants that are taking over the family room. Looks like I will have more than enough plants, however it appears that the plants are being nibbled on. A couple of the pepper plants are now stems only.

I noticed this today when I put the plants outside for a few hours of sun. I am suspecting my cat.

I saw her sniffing the plants last night and I think she liked what she smelled. I am going to have to find a way to protect the plants from her or 125 plants might not be enough after all.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)