Monday, August 3, 2009

Tomato Worms

The biggest pest problem I've had this year with our tomatoes is hornworms. They can quickly defoliate a tomato plant, eat gaping holes in your pretty tomatoes, and cause all around problems. These catepillars get huge - here they are relative to my iPod. These guys are still small. They get much, much bigger.

So that's 3/8 inch rebar in the backround. This pics from a month ago, so this fool would have gotten a whole lot bigger. Instead he was turkey food - there is nothing better than finding one of these mater fiends and feeding him to a very excited group of turkeys who dance in anticipation. Well, actually there are a lot of things more gratifying, but it still feels good to give the turkeys a wormy snack.

Much more fun than looking for the worms.

1 comment:

  1. We had those boogers on our tomatoes too! They are huge. Also, I love that Farmer Spencer blogs and has an iPod and other techie gadgets (probably). So very 2009.