Monday, July 19, 2010

Garden Monday-Watch out for this guy!!!!

The Infamous Green Horned Caterpillar

Yeah, so these are the guys you have to watch out for on your tomato plants. They are tricky too because if they know you are near they stick out like that and try to look like a branch. If you see a bunch of bare branches then you know you have one because boy, do they strip them.

So I caught this guy before I went on vacation for the weekend, I thought there was a little too much damage to be done by just one guy, but this was the only one I could find.

Then I come back from my trip, look out my window and like half my plant is bare and 
THIS GUY was having a Buffet!!

Yeah, so he had a real nice time eating my plant all weekend.

Here is my husband, doing the honors. I hate grabbing them when they are this big because they will wiggle like crazy. So we just trimmed off his branch and threw him over the wall! 
Sayanara Sucker!!!

So keep an eye out for these guys, luckily once you get rid of them the plant will bounce back.
Happy Gardening!


  1. Luckily I have not had any green guys eating my plants but the heat is leaving them looking not so good. Also on dead leaves there are black specs so not sure if that is some type of bug or other disease.

  2. Yeah, I have that too. It is weird because I didn't have that last year. Did you try using some pesticide spray? Mom said that worked on hers but I haven't gotten to pick any up and I don't really like the idea of spraying them, I'd like them to be more organic. I will research it and see if I can find anything on it.

  3. Hey, I found that those leaves are caused by little tiny bugs. So yeah, we need to both get some bug spray, hopefully I can go to star nursery this week and purchase some.


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