No pictures- just pain. Was doing a check of the back after today’s haul (see next post XD) and the zucchini was on its side- it’s stem having been chewed through? or more likely have molded away in the wet.
My feelings on voles/gophers may change significantly depending on if this was cold related or pest related- but how would they even have gotten up there? The top leaves were growing somewhat, I thought I might get one more squash- but regardless it was not long for this world, as at postmortem I saw some kind of eggs at the roots- along with much more insect damage then I’d have thought. Between that and the damp- clearly cutting away the affected leaves wasn’t enough to save it.
I am sad.