Day um those Squirrels and their Black Walnuts!!
I never put 2 & 2 together till today...I have black walnut trees & I know about the toxicity of the juglone.
Knowing this I planted my garden well enough away from the trees. Never taking into consideration this scenario to unfold below....
I also have a very large population of squirrels w/ all the walnuts & acorns about the yard. Well those varmints have been digging @ the base of my Toms & hot peppers.
I never noticed any nuts being left behind just the holes till today when a nut was found, husk & all & finally added it all together in my ahha moment. Those day um varmints ( shaking fist in the air)
Well lately there has been a lot of wilting, yellowing leaves & blossoms not setting & such that I was having a time trying to figure & diagnose. Things just weren't adding up I was missing something key to the equation..Soil conditions r good not over or under watering no infestation etc etc. Not till found that nut & went back and found other nuts HAD been at the base of each of the plants affected with these dire symptoms...Am I crazy? Can anyone else confirm my placing blame on those pesky tree rats sabotaging my garden with those toxic green bombs??
Thanks for your time ..