It must be summer, not just because it’s hot and I’m running around barefoot. Yesterday I caught sights of a sure sign of it: a sphinx moth.
This little guy is smaller than my thumb, and because he hovers over flowers, he’s often mistaken for a humming bird. One of his other common names is humming bird moth, and believe it or not, the larva is those big honking green caterpillars that you find on your tomato plants. Yes, he is actually a tomato hornworm, otherwise known as a tobacco hornworm.
It’s almost enough to let a few of those larva go ahead and eat my tomato plants, but this year, my plants are so spindly, I think I’ll pass. Too hot for tomatoes? Believe it or not, I think mine are suffering.
P.S. If you got in on the manic Monday yesterday, you got a book. The first twenty have gone out, so please give us a chance to package them up and get them addressed. We had about 200 responses, so it’s going to take a little bit of time.