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Tomato Expert Needed!!!!

Monday, 21 May 12 Sunny 25°C / 77°F

Some little thing in my garden has been happily munching on my tomato leaves!!!!! From my research i think they are soemthing called hornworms, the lover of tomato leaves. i can’t see them, but they’re leaving little droppings on my leaves…

how can i get ride of them organically, please help, these spotted leaves are an eyesore!!!

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  • glgardener

    glgardener wrote:

    I am sorry that I am not an expert, but from what I have experienced, the hornworms eat voraciously and consume aq leaf in no time flat by eating in from the edge. Whatever is leaving little holes on the leaves could be somehting different (again, I am no expert). Could it be snails or slugs? To find out, go out in the very early morning while it is still damp/dewy and look for them

    Posted on 22 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • Jaxxie

    Jaxxie wrote:

    i spot the little sucker as i was dousing my plant with a lemon-soap-water mixture, it fell down into the dirt and as i called my husband out to kill it, it buried itself into the dirt and was gone, couldn’t find it again!!!!! so it was actually a little green worm!!!! now i just have to find out how to get rid of it!!!

    Posted on 22 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • Empress

    Empress wrote:

    You spray your tom plants with neem too? It could be the neem that makes it eat in little holes… Tastes nasty? But it is true, yanno, Hornworms decimate the plant. And though you saw a hornworm now, it could’ve been a sluggie or a snail in the night as they hide during the day. Just my 2 cents… (not that you ever listen to me!!!)

    Posted on 22 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    Bacillus Thuringiensis will kill caterpillars. It is considered organic and nontoxic to anything else.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_thuringiensis

    Posted on 23 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • Dave__P

    Dave__P wrote:

    It looks as if you have little light green worms… They normally come out at night and burry themselves in dirt in the day time…

    White moths fly around and lay eggs on the leaves then the eggs hatch then little light green worms appear…

    You need to be looking right at it to so it because they are the color of the leaves…

    Make the moths unwelcome that will help further growth…

    Dave

    Posted on 23 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

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