Tobacco Horn worms have an insatiable appetite for my Greene tomatoes. The are lovely little caterpillars that come from the eggs planted by the Hummingbird Moth. I’ve been picking them off and killing them, but they are so camouflage they are almost impossible to spot. I plan on using a natural enzyme called Bacillus thuringiensis to control them naturally.
I’m also thinking about moving a few of them to sacrificial plants to see if I can hatch one of the beautiful Humming Bird Moths. Take a look at what these caterpillars mature to.
Here they are in a less beautiful and far more destructive form. The horn on its tail is soft and can not damage prey or people, it’s like an unloaded gun –useful only in scaring potential predators.
The plants are growing/producing well.
As of today I have picked 26 pounds of edible Brandywine tomatoes.
The largest I have picked so far was right under 2 pounds. It weighed 32 ounces to be exact: