Hornworms hound apartment tomatoes
Shortly after taking her tomato, pepper, and lettuce plants outside, Bown Corby Apartment resident Brook Witty had to line them up in the parking lot and trim off a hoard of tobacco hornworms.
She grew all the plants save for one from seed in her apartment. Hornworms attacked after she put them in an outdoor garden. When they refused to let go of her plants, she had to cut away nearly ripe fruit and healthy branches Tuesday in the apartment’s parking lot.
“There’s new growth, so there’s hope,” she said.