Cutting Tomato Horn Worm Damage

Tomato Hornworm

Tomato Hornworm

Ever wake up one morning to this? One day your tomatoes are looking better than you’ve ever seen them and WHAMMO! Without warning, without notice, they are decimated overnight.

The first clue, other than the obvious is little black “droppings” that look like mice turds on your tomato leaves. First course of action in the organic garden is to understand Integrated Pest Management. Good soil and good planting practices… this, however, won’t do much to deter this little critter. And the best way to get rid of them is to simply pick them off. If you can’t stand the way to the creepy things feel, pinch off the entire little branch he is munching on.  That’s what I did below… these guys came off one single plant. They had left the other four tomatoes alone for the time being.

tomato hornworms

Tomato Hornworms

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