What's eating my tomatoes?

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What's eating my tomatoes?

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I'm finally starting to get tomatoes ripe enough to pick and something is eating the bottom of them. This has happened to around 5 or 6 of them already.. Anyone have a clue what could be going on?

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Mewwwda wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:32 pm
I'm finally starting to get tomatoes ripe enough to pick and something is eating the bottom of them. This has happened to around 5 or 6 of them already.. Anyone have a clue what could be going on?

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Tree rats (grey squirrels) do that to mine. We have had a family of foxes and a few hawks who apparently noticed their abundance and have moved into the area, so fingers crossed, I can get some tomatoes this year.

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Think I solved it this afternoon. Walking out there and 2 birds flew off from the garden. If it's not some type of fungus ruining them, it's dang birds.

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Mewwwda wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:49 pm
Think I solved it this afternoon. Walking out there and 2 birds flew off from the garden. If it's not some type of fungus ruining them, it's dang birds.
I feel your pain. I grew 8 tomato plants last year and other than snacking on cherrys, I would guess I got a yield of maybe 5 tomatoes.... every time they would start to ripen they would be ripped off the vine, bitten into once and strew out on my lawn. Deer, squirrels, birds... they were all over. Hoping for a better result this year. I have a ton of green tomatoes out there now and praying for the best.

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I had almost the exact thing happen to me last year. Except last year it was hornworms and other bugs. It all started from the squash and zucchini. Didn't plant those this year and haven't had bug problems, just birds and leaf spot on my tomatoes.

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I jinxed myself. Devastating deer strike last night.

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Could also be rabbit damage.

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