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Farm Happenings for August 28, 2019

Posted on August 23rd, 2019 by Charis Lindrooth

If you've ever grown your own tomatoes, you're more than likely familiar with the hungriest of all caterpillars... The Tomato Hornworm, larvae of the Five Spotted Hawkmoth. Even just a few of these in your garden can result in your bountiful tomato plants being stripped down to the stems. Even though these guys grow to be downright gigantic, they have excellent camouflage, and can be very tricky to find. If you ever find yourself battling this ravenous beast in your home garden, here's a pro tip that may save your harvest:


Tomato Hornworms GLOW under a blacklight!


Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!


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