So I'm growing some peppers in pots outdoors on a cart. Been growing them from seed for a couple months now. I finally get my first pepper and on the day I plan to harvest it....it's gone! Now I am going to assume it was a bird but I guess it could've been something else. However, the plant was left unharmed and nothing was knocked over. I think a bird is the only thing that could pull off such a thing plus they don't have receptors for spicy peppers.
I do, in fact, have 2 cats that like to hang out in the backyard but only a couple hours a day. So what do? Do I need make a scarecrow or some shit? I'm not home for about 12 hours every day and then I try to sleep about 6 of those hours so I'm not going to be sitting in my backyard with a pellet gun or anything. Besides I'd fell horrible taking out a mocking bird or whatever over a pepper.