Tag Archives: tomato pests

And then the hornworm moved in and so did the wasps…the cycle of life continues on the farm

Last week I reported on finding tomato fruitworms on my tomatoes. Apparently, the hornworm quickly followed. These guys are huge and scary looking with a sharp pointy horn on one end…and, wow, do they do some damage! I couldn’t believe how stripped some of the plants looked. I was also pleasantly surprised by the presence […]

Pests: tomato fruitworm

This year we have noticed much more life on the farm….that means more beneficials and more pests as well. Unfortunately, the pests have won out on the war over the tomatoes. I recently went into the hoop house to do some tomato maintenance (trellising and pinching the suckers), and noticed holes in many of the […]