Imagine my horror when I inspected the garden today after returning from our 4 day trip to Indiana and found a tomato horn worm.
No, wait, not one.
No, wait, not two, but FOUR!
So I got my thick gloves and my child's hoe.
I picked them off one by one and hoed them to death.
(Did you know that their blood is green ooze, kinda like anti-freeze?)
Then I covered their carcasses with mulch in the garden path and gave them a proper burial.
It's too hot now to follow up with BT, but you can bet I will be out there first thing in the morning to spray and make sure I got all the little buggers.
It took me a long time to find those four, and I am certain there are more that I simply can't see. They blend in much too well. They are the epitome of camouflage.
Ahh ... the tomato wars begin.
So far, the odds are still good.
Diana - 1, Hornworms - 0.
Are you prepared to do battle in the tomato wars of 2010? Who are your worst garden enemies?