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Post  duhh on 5/18/2011, 1:28 am



These are the ones I found tonight. Have found about 10 of these this week. I can't stand horn worms!
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Post  middlemamma on 5/18/2011, 2:02 am

OMG! affraid
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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/18/2011, 10:37 am

You may wish to plant borage nearby; it repels hornworms and also attracts bees.

Beware, however. If allowed to go to seed, it will take over your garden!
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Post  ModernDayBetty on 5/18/2011, 10:49 am

EWW! :o( good luck getting them all!
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Post  duhh on 5/18/2011, 12:00 pm

Thanks for the advise. I'll look into it. I have tons of 1 gallon plastic pots I could see if it grows in those.
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Post  quiltbea on 5/18/2011, 4:04 pm

They can 'take out' a tomato plant in a few days so keep on the watch for them.
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Post  miinva on 5/18/2011, 4:17 pm

They make gorgeous moths, but they're definitely destructive! I got some free tomato plants from a friend and I'm going to sacrifice them by enclosing them with row cover and I'm going to put the hornworms I find in the "sanctuary" Smile Knowing how beautiful they are as moths makes me cringe at the thought of killing them outright.

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