Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Are you watching close for tomato horn-worm?

Posted Monday, July 1, 2019, at 10:08 AM
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  • For those who wonder what I did with them, I find it hard to kill God's creatures so I relocated them to our lawn for them to change diets or.....

    Interestingly, the volunteer tomatoes from last year do not have ANY on them. I was hoping they might be a trap crop but they are letting me down.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jul 1, 2019, at 10:08 AM
  • Tilling your garden in the fall will kill up to 90% of the overwintering pupae. Planting marigolds among your tomato plants also discourages them.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Mon, Jul 1, 2019, at 3:53 PM
  • I tilled last winter, and twice this spring but my marigolds never came up. Maybe the extra tilling is why I donít have many Japanese beetles.

    I also used milky spore a few years ago. I will look for more marigold seeds.

    Got three more juicy worms tonight but harder to find since my telltale signs were leftovers from last night.

    I was trying to look for the TW eggs but never found much. Most were squash and stink bug eggs but obviously there were others.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jul 1, 2019, at 7:45 PM
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