Anyone know what cut down my plant? It was fine yesterday. I think it just happened since the stalk was still oozing and the plant wasn't very wilted.
First thing I suspect is a cutworm. I have already seen a cutworm, it was on the other side of the property, so I know they are out. I removed plant and roots, looked around and couldn't find any type of worm. I did find a few flys lying under the plant leaves and one tiny black ant. I didn't seen any tunnels in the cut portion.
I've never grown brussels sprouts before but I have grown cabbage for several years and this has never happened with my cabbage plants.
Mouse or mole maybe? Do they eat brussels sprouts?
Bird? I see robins in there but I assume they are scouting the bare dirt for earthworms. Maybe a robin snatched up the cutworm the chopped the plant down?