Monday, May 16, 2011
Hope This Was The Problem...!
Something has been killing off some of my tomato plant leaves and cutting off the blossoms!
No blossoms means no tomatoes and I figured that it was a Cutworm of some kind!
Now, I don't use insecticides or bug killers on any of my plants! My choice, but I think that Mother Nature does better without any chemical help. I don't mind a bit plucking off the little creepy crawlers by hand when I find them, but I was more than a little shocked when I finally found the culprit!
This was without a doubt, the biggest hornworm I ever saw! This sucker had to be about 3 inches long...and as big around as a cigar!
Well, maybe not quite that big, but BIG! Must be some healthy plants I am growing, because he certainly looked well fed! Anyway, I pried him off my plant, and threw him over my back fence to where he will become a good meal for the birds! At least, I hope that's the case!
Pulled the first tomato off the patio tomato bush! Looks good enough to eat! (Sorry, but I couldn't resist that one...) Been picking Cheyenne peppers as well! Gonna be a lot of them, but I can always dry a bunch!
Okra is ready to start picking in a day or so! Good in soups or just fried up! All in all, I guess the garden is doing pretty good! Too bad I can't figure out how to grow some hamburger while I'm at it!
Let's get some fresh coffee and sit on the patio. No more rain for a while, I'm afraid!