I’ve been really lucky with the lack of hornworms this year and the evil rodent barrier has been working like a charm. I’ve had a stink bug here and a stink bug there, but pretty much just pick them off and carry on. Until, last night, I was inspecting the tomatoes for signs of ripeness, because its about time, and I saw this:
I know, its a horrible picture, but you get the drift. One poor little tomato, covered in these vile, prehistoric, destructive, violent, bright red beasts. Holy cow. I think they are leaf miners. Please do correct me if I’m incorrect. Of all the tomato plants, they are only on this one tomato. I wondered if I should let them have it, pick it off, or burn the house down and just move the hell out. But, I’d just written a big check to repair my damaged sprinkler system, so I decided on insecticidal soap. I doused them and they stood their ground defiantly. At this point, I’m afraid the terrorists might have won.