An investigation into the matter ensued, resulting in the following evidence. A warning: these photos are graphic! Look away if you become squeamish at the sight of vegetable violence!
Photographic evidence item 1 shows a beheaded beet sprout. Oh! The horror!
Photographic evidence item 2 shows a stomped beet sprout...why? oh why lord are you allowing this violence to take place against our veggies?
Photographic evidence 3: stomped lettuce which is currently clinging to life in a vegetable ICU.
Photographic evidence 4, a swath of Earthbox soil that has been completely denuded of all sprouts! No plant life remains in this desolate kill zone!
And finally, photographic evidence 5 which may ultimately lead us to the culprit: cat hairs stuck to the side of the Earthbox!
Hard evidence that whoever did this horrible crime was indeed a cat.
This evidence leaves us with three suspects:
Spork, as seen through Wellington's whiskers.
And me. While I am not a suspect, I am surely ashamed. Ashamed of the fact that I left my post as guard to Mom's sprouts just long enough for them to be stomped, chewed and generally destroyed. I am sorry Mom, and I promise that a travesty like this one will never happen again! Love, Jemima Jones Beck