I'm finally getting a few ripe tomatoes after a cool, rainy summer but every
tomato that's ripened so far has holes eaten in it. Today I found the
culprits - it seems to be sowbugs munching the holes. Does anyone have a
suggestion to preserve my remaining crop??
Thanks for any help.
it certainly sounds like your tomato's aren't supported because Sowbugs are
natures garbage men.....they clean up dead debris and diseased plant matter.
So your tomato's have a problem. Unless you're defficient in rain and it's
very very dry....................in that case, it's insects cleaning up
distressed, diseased fruit when it's dry and the fruit are providing
everything they're looking for......moisture, food, etc. and I know what
snafu means....LOL roflmao..............
(my dad used the phrase everytime we drove thru a pocket of skunk spray air,
but I eventually found out his term wasn't CLOSE to what it meant originally
when he heard it while he was in the Army during WWII...........makes me
wish he was alive so I could tease him by reminding him what snafu stood
for........systems normal, all frelled up (Farscape word for the f-werd)
madgardener who still uses "SNAFU" when I drive thru a pocket of skunk alert
gas with a family member, my dad's offbeat ways live on past his death 14
1/2 years ago................
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
OK....you and I have the same theory. Now....for a quick solution: I'd get
some plastic window screen, slap together some quick frames, and have ready
some foot-tall chunks of rock, wood or cinder block to put under the frames
and get them off the ground. Slide the frames under the plants carefully,
lift, and raise the whole thing up a foot.
Unsupported, if the sow bugs didn't attack, rot would've done just as much
damage. At the very least, there should've been a really thick layer of
the sowbugs are opportunists, not the culprit. holes in
tomatoes could be : tomato hornworm, chipmunks, squirrels,
slugs, mice, voles...
go look at the tomatoes at night & see if there are slugs.
cool, rainy summers are slug heaven.
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