I went outside to water the tomatoes this morning when I saw that half a branch was eaten. The first thing I thought was caterpillar, so I looked around for a couple minutes and couldn't find the little Fer. So I went to grab a stem to look at how much he ate and I grabbed him. He was so camouflaged that I didn't see him at first.
Horn worm Aka Goliath warm Aka Tomato worm !
if you can believe it i actually buy those sometimes. they are a treat for my bearded dragon
i have never seen them in NY untill a week ago. found one on a plant that was half eaten.
and yesterday i went out and a small tomato plant was completley eaten ... even ate half of a green tomato.
worm wasnt around tho.
my tomatoes are doing ok , im starting to see the yellow brown specs same as last year (some disease)
ive been spraying with serande everyother week and it seems to help. next year i am only going to grow plum tomatoes. they seem to be doing the best, might have a couple ripe ones next week.
i was not impressed with the $1 pound plum tomatoes i got at the supermarket. in fact they sucked, hardly any flavor.
im gonna have to try buying from farm stands next