What can I do to prevent giant caterpillars from attacking my tomatoes

by Dorothy
  6 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 30, 2017
    Below is an article from HGTV that should help you. Wishing you the best & Happy New Year!

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 30, 2017
    I use a spray of cayanne pepper powder and garlic powder missed in water with a few drops of blue Dawn dish soap so it sticks to the plants. You just need to rinse the nozzle occasionally, sometimes it gets clogged

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 30, 2017
    Maybe put some fine crinoline netting over them. I would make some bags of it to fit over your plants, Poke a couple bamboo sticks around the pot/area and then drape the bag over it, and put a few stones at the bottom to hold in place. Crinoline can be brought at any fabric store or online, its really wide and cheap, use a long stitch on sewing machine to sew up a bag

  • Sheryl Gregory Sheryl Gregory on Dec 30, 2017
    A. Best method is to inspect frequently and literally pick them off (and destroy. ) I know, it's gross. Use gloves.
    B. Check at your garden center for a powder you can dust on the plants. Must be reapplied after rain, though, and has instructions that MUST be followed EXACTLY to prevent contaminating the tomatoes when you pick them to eat. This is a poison.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 30, 2017
    Ah the infamous green tomato horn worm! Easy to go out in the morning and pick them off the leaves. Usually near the stem. Put them in a bucket and feed them to the chickens for a treat.