I went out to the garden to find I had tomato worms. At first glance I was excited thinking they were Monarch caterpillars as the tomato worm is actually very nice looking worm. I gathered what I found of them as well they had eaten quiet a bit of the plant they were on already. The thing about them is they are not the least bit worried about you standing there, the nerve of them.
Now I have to think about what to do as I really don’t want to put out anything to kill them as I might do damage to the eco system I am trying to develop in my garden and yard as a whole. Anyway, I went looking them up on the net and here is some tips I got for those of us like me that think being a good manager of our world around us is the first best step in helping keep the world a better place.
Tomato hornworms I learned this year that the hornworms are in the soil at the being of the season so by tilling several times before planting will greatly reduce and control the pest. I have lots of wasp in my garden but I guess not the ones that prey on these little worms.
Here is some tips for getting rid of these from the Almanac www.almanac.com. I got the photo to show you what they look like from this link as well take a look.