Lately, I've found that it can mean something entirely different.
Almost every morning, I find that something has created a hole in my potted purple peppers (how alliterative!)
Almost every day, I dig it out, and find absolutely nothing in there.
The other night, I caught the culprit in the act!
In other news, L and I created the 4th manifestation of "Lazy Laura" the scarecrow, and posted her in the garden. She is supposed to be keeping the cicadas off of my blueberries, but I don't think it's working.