How is this possible? Plant gone in one day?
I came home from work today and found one of by biggest tomato plants completely chopped off halfway up the stem. Whatever did this did it in less than a day because it was fine last night and seemed okay from a distance this morning. Can a hornworm really destroy a tomato plant that fast? What else could do this?
Most of the other plants were fine, but my next two biggest had the ends of some branches chopped off, which I believe is a trademark of the hornworm. I have not found any of the suckers and I've been looking for like an hour.
What really gets me going is I have some plants I bought and some I grew from seed. OF COURSE the one that was destroyed was the BIGGEST one I grew from seed by far. This is a devastating blow to my potential harvest but it's only going to get worse if I don't find a way to stop it.
Sorry, my phone takes terrible pictures in the daylight.