Asked on May 21, 2017

How can I protect my Tomato plants from hornworms when I am away?

Jan ClarkRobin Kay KleinJanet Pizaro


3 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 21, 2017

    Use a sytemic granular organic fertilizer for insects.
  • Robin Kay Klein
    on May 22, 2017

    Could you explain that further? I am not familiar with fertilizers for insects.
  • Jan Clark
    on May 22, 2017

    There are fertilizers that include an insecticide - so when the plant's roots absorb the chemicals the insecticide goes throughout the entire plant, thus killing anything that eats it. I haven't heard of an organic one, but I think Spectracide makes something that you can safely put on vegetables and fruits in the garden.
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