Controlling Potato Bugs and Tomato Worms Organically in the Garden
Tomato worms destroying your crop of tomato plants? Potato bugs attacking your potatoes? I've recently waged a battle on both of these and have come out on top!
Potato bugs and tomato worms (aka tobacco worms) can be the bane of any organic gardener’s existence. Tomato worms can dessicate your entire tomato or potato crop in one night! Potato bugs make quick work of your potato plants in a very short time as well.
Here is a group of young potato bugs chowing down on my red potatoes.
This pitiful plant was the victim of both potato bugs AND a very large tomato worm.
A half eaten green tomato – tomato worms don’t just eat your plants – they eat the tomatoes too, and most of the time do it all in one night!
I finally successfully erradicated my garden of both of these pesky pests using two different techniques: an organic spray to deter them and also by hand-picking the existing predators.
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