16 August 2017

ups & downs in the garden.


the upside :::
my tomato plant is home to a cute lil critter ..
see it?


there. see it now?


the downside ::: 
tomato worm(s)


the upside :::
ripe tomatoes.
just a few so far.
but i'll take 'em.
sweet .. full flavor.
wonderfulness.


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful little garden creatures good and bad.
    Your tomatoes look perfect. I know that there are many organic homemade bug sprays that you can spray the plants with, without harming your garden, perhaps a bit of a spraying could help fight these pesky bugs.

    Enjoy your week dear.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. organic spray ordered, received, used!
      no more worms but they sure had a feast
      before the spray took effect. :/
      our italian peppers though? glorious.

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  2. Great Pics!!! So clear and beautlifully detailed! Man, do i love a tomato sandwich!! I have visited my farmer's market to get some tasty beauties!!!! And, eatin em sliced with a little salt!!! Glory!! So much beauty and flavor our Father has blessed us with :-) !!!! I am so thankful you have some to pluck right off the vine yourself!!! Such a great thing to grow some of your own food!! We have 3 hens that give about as many eggs a day. It ain't a garden, but it is cool to go out gather the eggs and have a meal with them :-)!!

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    1. i'm bringing my dad part of a tomato today
      as a treat. salted and ready to enjoy. :)
      you have hens?! i'd love to have pet hens,
      the fluffy sort .. i would name them.

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    2. Ours are buff orpingtons!! They are fluffy!!! And, generally friendly :-). My youngest named them Tarielle (sp?), Amy, and Rae. :-)

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    3. oh how cute. love the names.
      if i had a pet hen i'd name her margaret.
      and another sadie. ♥♥

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  3. There's nothing like the flavor of home-grown tomatoes! Tell those worms to go away!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. worms are gone but they sure destroyed
      a good part of the plant. bah!!!

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  4. The Preying Mantis didn't eat the tomato worms? Glad you've be able to get rid of them by spraying. Fresh off the vine tomatoes are wonderful. So delish! Yours look great!

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    1. well .. if the mantis DID eat tomato worms his belly was full and he took leave for parts elsewhere. :/ the organic spray took care of the lot but we have only 3 tomatoes on the vine. sigh.

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  5. There's just nothing like home grown tomatoes. My dad had a garden across the street from his house when I was growing up, and he would bring home the most wonderful tomatoes. Too bad the tomato worms got the plant though, those pesky things. ; )

    ~Sheri

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  6. If you had hens, you could pluck those tomato hornworms off the plants and toss them to the chickens, for a three-fold treat. #1 - no more hornworms #2 - you'd laugh yourself silly watching the chickens running around and chasing one another for a bite of that treat #3 - your hens would love you forever

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  7. It's hard to grow tomatoes here, but I do try. I'm getting some now, but they're pretty ugly. Hah!

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