Yesterday I wandered out to take a look at my plants. I noticed one of my tomato plants had lost quite a few leaves and tomatoes. In fact, whole branches were stripped bare.
I had noticed the beginning of this the other day, but figured it was nothing to worry about.
Then I glanced up at the top of the plant. Another full stalk stripped completely bare. I knew now I had to find out what was wrong. I finally decided I better search for a little caterpillar. Maybe something like that was eating my plant!
Can you see how big this monster is? No wonder my plant has been devastated. I have never seen such a big caterpillar in my life!
The children were fascinated and together we captured our culprits and put them in a jar with the stalk of tomatoes they were already eating.
I guess these are known as "Tomato Hornworms". UGH! We'll have to keep a tight watch on the other 2 plants.