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Fruit flies! Swarms of them every summer until I get out my supplies to eradicate the pesky things.
6 Smart Ways to Kill Fruit Flies
Hummingbird moth caterpillar
Hummingbird moth life cycle
Nature provides many interesting cycles.
Daniel, how are you dehydrating your tomatoes? I gave up on my dehydrator and am simply putting them on cookie sheets out in the sun, covered by screens.
Yes, I've seen wasps flying around the tomato plants looking for hornworms. A few worms were already "infected"--white eggs on their bodies. I leave them alone.
And I discovered the moth of the hornworm is a hummingbird moth, quite large (and ugly). So I don't feel too bad about killing the caterpillars. Up to now, I suspect birds have kept the worms at bay. Where did they go?
Spud, How the computer works? Or how Tricho-Gramma works?
Randy, nice of you to provide a feast for your hornworm friends.
I've been looking around and found parasitic wasps for sale on Amazon. I don't know, but it sounds like they work.
At first, I put the address of the wasp page here, but then I noticed that it came-up in my personalized page. I would guess that it doesn't with another computer, but just in case, I won't put it here. Does anyone know how that works?
My tomato plants have proliferated all summer (despite a month of drought). Nary a hornworm was to be found--UNTIL YESTERDAY! Evidently, some moth deposited eggs nearby, and BOOM, the caterpillars were feasting. They eat non-stop and decimate leaves and tomatoes. I must have picked off 50 of them, all sizes. Checked this morning, and there were many more that I evidently missed. It pays to be vigilant.
My daily dose of Abundant Permaculture published on Aug 25, 2016, during harvest activities.
My garden had several jungle areas this year. Lazy me.
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