I appreciate all of the input following the bean incident. Definitely a pest of the slug, rabbit, deer, or dog variety (or Emily the cat?). Even with the rabbit's blog comment confession, yesterday I had decided it must be slugs as there were no foot prints or other disturbances. Out came some coffee grounds that have some slug deterring traits. Today: so far so good. The new growth of the uneaten plants hasn't disappeared and the eaten plants are sprouting new growth.
....But then this evening, this little guy was waiting just outside the garden. I can almost smell the beans on his breath. So if you're reading this, Wabbit, beware: You'll have some sleepless nights ahead if you decide to sample the coffee'd beans. And you're already twitchy enough.
19 hours ago