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 Post subject: tomato vines chewed
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:50 pm 
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A few weeks ago something was in the garden and ate all of the green tomatoes. And now something is chewing my tomato vines to shreds.


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 Post subject: Re: tomato vines chewed
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Did you take a close look at the plants? It sounds like a tobacco hornworm. Use Bt to kill the worms. Here is a small hornworm:

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Here's a larger version, and they can really chow down on the tomato real estate:

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It happens that these worms were on a datura where they'd been relocated, but they love the tomatoes, peppers, and given a bunch of hungry worms, they move into the eggplant. They eat chunks out of tomatoes, they eat plant leaves - they eat whatever is in front of them.

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 Post subject: Re: tomato vines chewed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:16 pm 
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no worms. They aren't eating the leaves just the vines.


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