tomato plant - Knowledgebase Question

tamarac, Fl
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Question by yhapibug
May 19, 2009
our tomato plants seem to be growing well, but something has started to eat away at the leaves, leaving holes. what can we put on our plants to keep them alive?

Answer from NGA
May 19, 2009
A number of insects will eat holes in the leaves of your tomato plants but not all insecticides work against all pests so the best thing to do is inspect the plants several times a day to find out who is feeding on them. Look for small black beetles or green worms (the same color as the leaves). Once you find the pest you can choose to hand pick them, hose them off with plain water, or choose a vegetable garden safe insecticide such as Neem Oil. Be sure the pest is listed on the label before applying. Best wishes with your harvest!

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