Category: bluegoldberriestomato

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Productive Vegas spring.

Productive Vegas spring.

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Harvest

Harvest

Spent earth day in the garden. The blue gold berries tomato…

Spent earth day in the garden.

The blue gold berries tomato plant that I started from baker creek seeds last season survived the winter and is producing fruit for the second season. It’s weaker than my other first season plants and has been ravaged by hornworms while the others are resisting.

Usually I pick the caterpillars off by hand and clip them in half with my pruners, in an attempt to avoid pesticides. Tonight, I was not finding a lot although it was clear there were several, so I tried something new.

I sprayed the whole plant top to bottom with water in an attempt to wash them off. To my surprise, it totally worked! When the water drained from the pot I found at least 12 wriggling in the dirt. Clipped them all and went on with the day.