Asked on Jun 16, 2013

Green worms

Kathy Derby360 Sod (Donna Dixson)Douglas Hunt


I am having my tomatoes eaten by green worms. Does anyone know how to get rid of them before I loose my plants? Help
4 answers
  • Kay A
    on Jun 16, 2013

    they are horned worms and will devour your plants very quickly. All you can do is pick them off. I quit doing tomatoes because of them. I'll buy mine at roadside stands.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 17, 2013

    Hand picking them is the best option, as Kay says. You can also use Bt , or Bacillus thuringiensis, a live bacteria that is deadly to caterpillars and nothing else.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jun 17, 2013

    Use tweezers if you are squeemish put them in a plastic bag to squish.

  • Kathy Derby
    on Jun 17, 2013

    We "dusted" our plants with "Bayer Advanced" Garden and Vegetable dust. So far (knock on wood) no bugs and our plants a healthy! Green worms(horn worms) are one of the pictures on the front of the bag!

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