Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Under attack

We have been eating tomato's from our three plants (so good):
Then I saw big black balls under the hanging plant:

It took some time to fine why:


Killer tomato worms there were 4 on the plant about 2 to 4 inches long, ugly. They had eaten a bunch of the leaves and half of a green tomato. Funny they don't eat ripe tomato. They ARE NO MORE they went to moth or worm haven.



9 comments:

Mildred said...

I am glad you got rid of those ugly, greedy things Patsy!!! I know how you love your tomato sandwiches.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Boy aren't tomato worms huge?
Your ripe tomatoes look so yummy Patsy.

Carol said...

We've had to spray our veggie plants a few times to get rid of bugs. Your tomatoes look great!

Smiles,
Carol

Darla said...

good!

Winifred said...

Those tomatoes look delicious. You must get so much more sun than we do. Mine are just flowering!

Are they caterpillars?

Marydon said...

Oh, I am soooo jealous! Yours are gorgeous ...
FALLON came by & ate every durn one off the bush!! I am sick ... Harold sprayed that stuff to keep her out of there now ... she even ate my sunflower leaves! Oy!

Have a lovely summer's eve.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your tomatos look yummy..I can hardly wait for ours to com on..I better go check for worms..those awful worms are awfully pretty:)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Eew, I'm glad you caught the worms before they took your whole crop away !
They look BIG !
They remind me of the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland :)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Those make me laugh, because I remember one year at the garden center, a customer brought one in. Of course, no one here had ever seen them in real life before. This is the frozen north! We kept it in a jar for the day, and made all the prissy customers scream when we showed it to them.

LOL. Really, they screamed! Most of the real gardeners just were facinated by seeing something we had never encountered before. And yes, they are voracious eaters.

Jen