Big disappointment - grim satisfaction!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Pupsnpullets, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my various running around I've been doing lately I neglected to pay attention to my tomato plants. Well, this morning one of them was bald. Completely denuded of all vegetation! On closer inspection - relatively easy at this point [​IMG] - I found huge fat green caterpillars with horns on them! Grrroossss! I got out a bowl and spent the next 40 minutes 'plucking' my tomatos. Some of those things were 4" long!! Ewww.

    Then I went to the chicken coop [​IMG] Those girls had the time of their lives, but, even so, the biggest of the grubs were too big for them. Lots of protein rich eggs is next few days - but no fried tomatoes to go with them [​IMG]
     
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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  3. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are horned tomato worms and are very devestating to a "mater" crop the best to do is pick them off as you see them( you can usesome pesticides but why? when you have free protein for the eggers?) and , okay feed them to the chickens ...or... stomp on them.... or depending on how frustrated with them you are...
    I'm sorry you'll miss out on the fried green maters! I LOVE them that way!
     
  4. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So they did! I still think they're nasty boogers. Feeding them to the girls seemed to be the right thing to do. Thanks, dc.
     

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