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

lolittakatMay 30, 2013

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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insteng

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.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 1:46PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

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

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 4:35PM
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