Re: [gardeners] wrapping the cabbages

George Shirley (
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 12:03:53 -0500

And, IIRC, the exact same caterpillar for, I believe, the Sphinx Moth. Margaret
L., you out there? Is that what they are? We don't get many of the big ugly
green devils here as I start dusting Bt as soon as the tomato plants are planted
and will check for them daily and pull them off and kill them. The moth can go
lay its eggs somewhere else.


penny x stamm wrote:
> George, I think I goofed. I've never seen a cutworm. Don't know
> it's color. The green worm I was thinking about is really a
> tomato horn worm -- which I think might be a caterpillar..?
> That's the one you don't want to have bite you while you are
> plucking your 'maters. It's the very same color as the tomato
> foliage, just to make life more difficult.
> I do know that people get cutworms up here, if they do not
> place some sort of barrier around their plants.
> George, now I see that I have made yet another mistake.
> Tomato hornwom or tobacco hornworm? Those I have seen --
> ugly, large, horned  brutes, and as I said before, the same
> color as the stems they walk up.
> Penny
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