Thursday, July 15, 2010

You old meanie

The beastie making holes in my tomatoes is the cabbage looper worm. Here is a photo of one of the suckers. I have found and squished about 10 so far this season. And destroyed 3 cocoon thingies I found under curled leaves.

Friends at helped me identify the culprit and have said I can treat them with a bacterium (Bacillus thuringiensis), a natural remedy.

Funny thing is, they are really only attacking one of my tomato plants. I have two varieties. Additionally, the susceptible variety is the one that's not producing any tomatoes. Think I may just uproot the affected one and give all my love to the resistant one. It's a no-brainer.

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