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Tomato worm attacks

Posted by Boid AZ (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 8, 11 at 0:43

I had a small army of tomato worm attack my pepper plants and a few are nothing but sticks. Can they be saved and if so what can i do to help them along.

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RE: Tomato worm attacks

If the roots are good and the sun doesn't cook them they usually come back.
I have a mite problem and my plants are sticks at one time or another but they usually come back.
Get some catterpillar killer for your plants.
Shop around,I see it for $6.00-$10.00 at different places.

Here is a link that might be useful: Caterpillar killer

RE: Tomato worm attacks

Yeah, long as the roots are still good (tomato worms don't bother roots), you should still be fine.

Move them into the shade, give them some water, and they should bounce back. Peppers are pretty resilient once they get going.

RE: Tomato worm attacks

  • Posted by Boid none (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 8, 11 at 10:43

i got them in the shade on the porch now. should i fertilize them with some phosphorus to help give them a kick start.

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