This morning's harvest:
A nice lot of organic produce. (Yes, I carried them in my skirt.)
If you're my friend on Facebook, you may have seen me talking about the hornworms I was dealing with last week. If you're not my Facebook friend, by the way, feel free to add me. If we have mutual friends, or if I've at least heard of you, I'll probably accept your friend request. As my Facebook friend, you would get to join in exciting discussions about hornworms. Did you know that squished-up hornworm juice is an effective hornworm repellent? That interesting little tip came from Nat. Thanks, Nat.
Anyway, hornworms can do a lot of damage. They mostly ate leaves, but I did find one big guy who had eaten half a tomato. I'm trying to avoid using pesticides (also trying to avoid spending money) so I manually removed the hornworms and dropped them into soapy water. I did that every morning for three or four days, and that was it. No more hornworms.
I did get some help from the wasps, actually. Apparently, certain wasps like to eat hornworms. Take a look at this specimen.
I like learning things, don't you?
Some of my tomatoes are sparkly. I wonder why? Maybe tomorrow I will learn about sparkly tomatoes.