Broadbean crop disappeared over night

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Broadbean crop disappeared over night

Postby Waltersm » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:16 am

Can anyone help solve a mystery? Over night my broadbean crop has disappeared. They have to be without a trace and the plants do not look to have been disturbed. It is highly unlikely that this was a person. This also happened 2 years ago.
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Re: Broadbean crop disappeared over night

Postby Monika » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:11 pm

That sounds like human activity to me, especially if the plants are not disturbed. I would think any animal (rabbit, badger?) would make a mess of the plants as well as taking the pods. We have had rooks taking the beans in previous years but they also pulled the plants about.
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Re: Broadbean crop disappeared over night

Postby retropants » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:48 pm

I agree, sounds like human pilfering to me. Animals wouldn't take the whole lot and leave it all undisturbed. Sorry this happened to you.
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Re: Broadbean crop disappeared over night

Postby Westi » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:47 pm

I would say naughty people as well, but inexperienced naughty people as some of the beans would not be full enough of beans & even ready to harvest. I get it now & again on the plot & it is really easy to spot the wildlife damage to the human! I once had whole rows of spuds taken with the plants in a nice pile at the end of the row! Fortunately for me they pulled & grubbed so missed loads!

Welcome to the forum btw Walter - I'm not going to put the sm on the end as the predictive text is in overload tonight! ;)
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Re: Broadbean crop disappeared over night

Postby Geoff » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:51 pm

Bit late now but all you can try is hoeing before you leave (assuming we are talking allotment not garden) and looking for footprints.
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Re: Broadbean crop disappeared over night

Postby Stephen » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:55 pm

Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear of the scrumping. Shame on them.
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