Karen Kelly-Philbrick
Karen Kelly-Philbrick
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Asked on Apr 29, 2013

tomato slugs

Debra360 Sod (Donna Dixson)Jayme
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how do i get rid of those nasty green striped horned catepillars that eat my tomates every year?
4 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 29, 2013

    hand picking works great from smaller gardens..I remember my grandfather would pay us 50 cents per worm...that was ages ago som now it might be more like a buck. http://www.almanac.com/content/tomato-hornworms the above link has some more tips.

  • Jayme
    on Apr 29, 2013

    I planted Marigolds all the way round my tomatoes last year. They worked well until the very end of the growing season. I only found 2 worms the entire season and they were on my potato plants...however Idid not plant Marigolds around my potatoes, but I will this year.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Apr 30, 2013

    If you want to use a chemical, try liquid sevin Or if you want to hand pick use tweezers if you are squimish about touching them

  • Debra
    on Apr 30, 2013

    If you want to try something natural there is something called Thuricide. It must be mixed fresh and will only harm caterpillars - nothing else.

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