Every evening and most mornings I patrol the garden looking for those big ol’ hornworms along with grasshoppers. The garden is growing 37 tomato plants; so the pests have plenty of places to hide. They munch away without a care until I show up with my killing Crocs.
Even though I have a pest problem, production is moving right along. This evening, I needed to pluck pests AND tomatoes. The Carbon variety were getting too heavy for the vines. I grabbed a few to lighten the load along with some basil. There is a bit of blossom end rot on most all varieties. The problem is so small, I don’t plan on doing anything at this time. Note: The Al Kuffa variety continues to be the heartiest in the garden.