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Friday, March 30, 2012

2012 Garden--Help Me Get Rid of Tomato Worms!!!

My garden is growing quite well so far!  a lot of this stuff was planted from seed, so I am super excited that it is doing so well.  The tomatoes are the only thing that I planted as plants. 

In the back/higher garden I have: cherry tomatoes, carrots, garlic, cucumber, onion, potatoes, and a creole tomato.

In the front/lower garden I have: green beans, strawberries, broccoli, lettuce, thyme, marjoram, bell pepper, and a TON of basil that reseeded itself from last year. 

I also have huge bushes of parsley and rosemary from last year.  The only thing that doesn't seem to be growing very well are my hot peppers, so I will probably go out and buy a plant.

My only problem is tomato worms.  I have always been able to deter tomato worms by planting marigolds in the vegetable bed, but it doesn't seem to be working this year.  I have been finding worms on my cherry tomato almost everyday.  Today, I found 5!!! I have been thinning the tomato plants down (removing stems with just leaves/no blossoms on them) so that I can find the tomato worms better.  Does anyone have any advice?

Oh so happy!!!  There is fruit and flowers on so many of the plants already!  A couple close ups of my maters.


Michelle DuPuis said...

Wow. I wish my garden was that far along! Peppers like it hot and dry. My mother-in-law plants them in a patch of rocky soil along her driveway. They love it! Mine do okay in normal soil, but I've never had much luck growing peppers from seed. I try every year and am always disappointed with how few I get. This year I'm buying plants instead! I've never noticed hornworms on my tomatoes, but I once had a pot full of dill that they devoured. This site says that the dill attracts the hornworms and keeps them away from your tomatoes: When do you usually get tomatoes in New Orleans? I have to wait until September!!!

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Wow, I have garden envy :) Great job on the shorts below, too! You are awesome!


Stephanie Krohn said...

Michelle, I should have some nice red tomatoes in a couple weeks. Amazing, right??? Thanks for the dill pointer!
Cheri, thank you so much for commenting!
Both of you are amazing, and I am honored that you have checked out my blog and commented!