Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:47

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:23

» Growing Romanesco Broccoli
by plantoid Today at 4:20

» Today's Harvest
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:16

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by sanderson Yesterday at 23:07

» Eggplant Blossom End Rot?
by sanderson Yesterday at 23:04

» What I've learned this year
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 20:30

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 19:36

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 17:18

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Yesterday at 13:18

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 13:04

» Do I need to pollinate my zucchinis?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 7:19

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:21

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson Mon 24 Jul 2017 - 22:07

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson Mon 24 Jul 2017 - 21:59

» Friday Rookie Topic XII: Cucumbers
by Scorpio Rising Mon 24 Jul 2017 - 17:40

» More on garlic scapes
by greatgranny Mon 24 Jul 2017 - 16:17

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by SwampTroll Mon 24 Jul 2017 - 11:47

» My early garden
by sanderson Mon 24 Jul 2017 - 0:15

» Garden Footwear
by sanderson Mon 24 Jul 2017 - 0:14

» Square footage
by sanderson Mon 24 Jul 2017 - 0:03

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Sun 23 Jul 2017 - 19:19

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by countrynaturals Sun 23 Jul 2017 - 8:26

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Sat 22 Jul 2017 - 18:10

» New England July 2017
by quiltbea Sat 22 Jul 2017 - 17:10

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Sat 22 Jul 2017 - 16:38

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson Sat 22 Jul 2017 - 11:22

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Sat 22 Jul 2017 - 10:50

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Sat 22 Jul 2017 - 10:43

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Sat 22 Jul 2017 - 9:03


Search SFG Forum

is recovering from hornworm posibble?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

is recovering from hornworm posibble?

Post  terryNeb on Sat 2 Jul 2016 - 7:08

Went on vacation for a week and came back to discover a solid 1/3 of my tomatos had been destroyed by hornworms. we picked of 8 huge hornworms and several small ones. the tops of the plants are just stalks. they even ate a lot of the green tomatos. my Roma's took it the worst which is good, least favorite, then the cherry and grape tomatos. three of the plants are determinate, the rest indeterminate. will they come back and what are my options for keeping my plants safe besides picking off the worms I see. Help please.

Male Posts : 22
Join date : 2016-03-09
Location : Omaha, Nebraska

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: is recovering from hornworm posibble?

Post  countrynaturals on Sat 2 Jul 2016 - 8:17

For me it was the red sweet peppers they got. I did the same as you and picked them off. My plants still had some leaves left, but they destroyed all the peppers. The plants are still healthy, so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed, but this happened over a week ago and so far there's no sign of new blossoms. 

My only advice for others is to stay diligent. Those monsters can strip a large plant in just a couple of hours. I have no idea how they can get that big that fast. Evil or Very Mad

Female Posts : 2182
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: is recovering from hornworm posibble?

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on Sat 2 Jul 2016 - 9:18

I had terrible hornworm damage last summer and the tomatoes recovered and eventually produced.  Because they eat the tips they force the plants to put their energy into fruit production.  I allowed several suckers to grow from below and they became the new growth for the rest of the season.

HATE those *)(U^&$%$(*&^*)(!!!!!

Posts : 1916
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: is recovering from hornworm posibble?

Post  Scorpio Rising on Sat 2 Jul 2016 - 20:37

Recovery is possible. Prune hard, back to spots that will shoot out growth...not sure what else to say. They are voracious things.

Wish there was a fingers crossed emoji. That is what would be here.
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4986
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: is recovering from hornworm posibble?

Post  Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum