I have stopped pinching off the blooms on my tomato plants.
Except for the two yellow tomato plants. They are smaller than the rest and seem to be struggling a bit.
Last week, I told you about how wet the ground has been staying and it’s been taking a toll on my tomato plants.
So, when I started trimming the lower leaves, I found all kinds of tomatoes that had been hiding. I can’t bring myself to pick them.
Soon, we’ll have fresh tomatoes to go with our fresh cucumbers.
While I was out inspecting the tomato plants, look what I found.
An alien, an intruder………
I’ve not seen one of these things before.
I had to do some studying up on them.
They are very similar. Easily distinguishable by the horn on their tail end.
They eat the foilage from your plants.
So I had to find a new home for him, far away from my garden.
Honestly, the reason I picked the whole stem he was on is because of that horn. I wasn’t sure if he stings with that thing or it is just an ornament.
So, if your tomato plants look as if something is eating their leaves, be on the lookout for this hornworm.
They are hard to spot as they blend in quite well.
But, I have read that they are easy to find at night.
Seems they glow under a blacklight.
Who woulda thunk it?