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Hi.

Welcome to my daily musings about being in the garden and kitchen. Please get in touch!

My garden today: tomatoes and hornworms

My garden today: tomatoes and hornworms

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Heirloom tomatoes are at their peak right now so be sure to take advantage. I noticed that one of my plants had been partially stripped the other day. I knew it was a tomato hornworm but I couldn’t find it. I went out this morning and there it was! It was covered with white cocoons of parasitic wasps so I know to leave it alone. It is acting like a little nursery breeding beneficial insects for my garden. The caterpillar didn’t eat a whole lot, and late in the season, there was little loss of crop. So, it’s hanging out there now as a curiosity - the wasps have had their way and the caterpillar is no longer feeding. Isn’t Mother Nature grand?

Check out the recipe pages for a luscious recipe for using heirloom tomatoes in bruschetta.

In my kitchen today: purple vegetables

In my kitchen today: purple vegetables

My kitchen today: quick bread

My kitchen today: quick bread