Growing Cherry Tomatoes
My potted Cherry tomato plants have a small worm that is eating the leaves. They seem to stay under the leaf while they're eating. How do I get rid of them?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Commonly referred to as hornworms--many of these insects can be easily removed by hand or with the use of soapy water sprays (mixture of liquid ivory soap, water and vegetable oil). Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) can be sprayed on the plants. This insecticide attacks the digestive system of the insects but is not harmful to humans or plants, so using it on tomatoes is safe. Dusting tomato plants with red pepper will also help to deter the tomato worms.