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Charlie Brown tomato plant.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by SolarMan, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. I only grew one this year and Mothra showed up while mother nature was watering her:


    Too bad for the moth - the plant is a tiny little hybrid - and it must have ripped through the leaves in a day or two


    I removed the guest and the damaged fruit - and now I wonder if these will still ripen on the vine?


    (Still couldn't bring myself to kill the critter - and boy was it a nasty and agressive SOB!)

  2. I read your post too quickly and thought the Mothman showed up to terrorize your tomato plant.
  3. I'm not sure what "hybrid" means, but I do think that the plant should be fine. If somebody with more experience on the matter wants to chime in though, listen to them.
  4. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    You should ask him if he wants to join the vegetarian club
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  6. Haven't seen Mothman in a while!

    And yeah, if that bad boy grows up he will turn into this:


    If my crop holds out I will have 9 tomatoes to feed the family! :)
  7. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    What kind of moth is it?

    Could you cage it and wait for it to emerge ?

    I've done this with / for my daughter when she was young.

    really neat. If your into that kind of thing.
  8. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    The tomatoes should ripen as they would normally, as long as tehy and the branches are not separated/broken off.

    Amazing how much it looked like a curled leaf. With eyes.

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