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Old May 7, 2018   #16
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I used to go the murder route - cut with scissors , but now I just re-locate them with lots of pruned tomato leaves to snack on - I actually get bummed if I see one that has encountered a parasitic wasp.

I think my softer approach is because last season they did not show up until late summer, I will probably abandon my kumbayah stance if they mow down any of my seedlings.

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Old May 7, 2018   #17
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I keep getting holes in my (prized size) oxhearts. I guess those are those brown fruitworm things rather than hornworms. My wife says to chuck them but I've been experimenting with flooding their holes with Hydrogen peroxide.
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I keep getting holes in my (prized size) oxhearts. I guess those are those brown fruitworm things rather than hornworms. My wife says to chuck them but I've been experimenting with flooding their holes with Hydrogen peroxide.
Put old socks over your grand prize oxhearts, works great looks silly organic and insecticide free.
Lost a whole crop one year to the things.
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Thats a pretty good idea, Im gonna try it!
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Old May 20, 2018   #20
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And don't forget that if you see braconid wasp eggs on hornworms,just don't do anything since when the eggs hatch out they will suck all of that liquid green stuff right out of the worm, as in RIP.

https://www.google.com/search?q=brac...&bih=815&dpr=1

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