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HELP!!! Something's eating our green tomatoes!

Posted by lolittakat none (My Page) on
Thu, May 30, 13 at 13:43

We don't know much about gardening, but planted 2 tomatoes plants last year and had a huge success, never any issues. This year we planted 4 organic ones, but our largest bush is getting attacked by something :(
There are a couple of green tomatoes growing already, still pretty small, but all of them have gotten holes in them over the last week or so. All the other tomato plants and little green fruit seems fine. Why is this happening and how do we stop it?
Thank you!!

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RE: HELP!!! Something's eating our green tomatoes!

I have squirrels that will do that type of damage. They'll take a bite then go to the next one. Now they wait until they are starting to turn red before trying to eat them.

RE: HELP!!! Something's eating our green tomatoes!

Most likely Tomato Hornworm or snails. Squirrels wait until the tomato is riper, then abscond with it all together. This is bug damage. For tomato hornworm, just pick them off (ick). For snails, use Sluggo or better yet, Sluggo Plus, which will take care of snails and earwigs. Both are organic and work well.

Patty S.

Here is a link that might be useful: UC IPM: Tomato Hornworm

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