So, I was excited to have tomatoes this year after my sad, sad attempt last year. I have gotten quite a few but not as many as I should have due to our weird weather this summer (unusually cold which was nice actually). A few days ago I noticed that all my leaves were gone from the top of my plant when I went to water it. I thought an animal must have finally found our plants and decided to snack at night.....but it would have to be a deer....which I found odd since we're not up against a greenbelt at all.
Look at my sad, sad tomato plants. I was inspecting the nibbles tonight when I spotted my problem. Do you see them?
Two big fat caterpillars.
I decided since its the end of the full blown tomato season anyways, I'm going to let them eat my 3 plants. A caterpillar/butterfly is so much more interesting than a tomato anyways. I can't wait to see if they make a cocoon.
I wanted Dominic to pretend he was eating the caterpillar. He said, "no way!" He was a little grossed out by them and timid to touch them, but HE DID touch them. Penny touched one too, but it took a little coaxing.
Isn't he cool? I was surprised by how big they are! I just didn't know. =)
Am I lame that I'm disappointed that this caterpillar is most likely just....*sigh* a moth? I was hoping for a beautiful butterfly like the book I've been reading since I was an eency weency woo woo.