Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pests of all kinds

My daily inspection of the various plants have lately revealed a wonder of icky things.

This photo was not staged, I actually found 3 of these buggers on a single leaf!

Aphids on my Scarlett Runner Beans

More aphids

Apparently something managed to get through my "fool proof" protection

And I keep finding these little things on my tomato plants. Any idea what they are?  I've been smooshing them.

Lot and lots of yucky cut worms and lots and lots of tomato horn worms.   And my Mom amazed me by knowing what a tomato horn worm was!  Who knew she knew???? Mom is loving the garden and is amazed by how great the squash look, yay!

The heat has kicked it up a notch and the plants love it. I'm wilting, and really wanting to turn on the A/C, but still holding strong and seeing how long we can hold out before cranking that bad boy on. I think we need to increase the amount of time we water the plants, they are looking a bit droopy today.

Happy gardening all! I can't wait to show you what my Mom brought me from Florida   =)


  1. You sure do have a lot of icky bugs! I'm sure they're in my garden too, haven't paid too much attention to it - yet!

  2. We have a lot of pests in the garden this season, too. More than usual. It's probably the wacky weather.
    Tomato hornworm was never a big enough problem for us to worry in the past. This is the first time that we have to hand pick them. Yuck! I hate worms.

  3. In case you are still wondering, those small, green and round things you've been smooshing on your tomatoes are hornworm eggs. Get them all! I have a veggie garden/chicken blog that I just started this summer I'd love for you to check out. I, too live in SD. :) Just posted a hornworm encounter today!