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Re: hummingbirds


I used to let my chickens free-range among my tomatoes for that reason--back when I live where one could have chickens [having tomatoes as not become a problem... yet].

On Mar 10, 2006, at 2:05 PM, Karen Fernsler wrote:

Thanks everyone!  I feel better now!

I looked it up!  Tomato hornworms grow up to be Sphinx moth
which are a type of Hummingbird Moth.

I'm glad you don't see too many tomato hornworms!

I started a small vegetable garden for the first time last year.
The only hornworm I ever saw on the tomato plants was dispatched
with by a cardinal before I could even move.

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:39:43PM -0600, Zemuly Sanders wrote:
I don't know which moths you are talking about, Karen, but we get those huge
ones that look like hummers. They love the datura and the moon flowers at
night. It is my understanding that they are grown up tomato worms or
tobacco worms. The only thing they do is polinate those great night
blooming flowers and lay more eggs. I like them enough to pick off the one
or two tomato worms I get.
zem
zone 7
West TN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Fernsler" <kmwos@korora.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] hummingbirds


Does anyone get the Hummingbird clearwing moths too?
If so, are they bad?  I can't find any source that seems to think
so, which would be nice because I find them bootifa!! (beautiful)

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 09:13:02AM -0500, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
They are bright little critters! LOL!!! They apparently know from whence
their nectar comes.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 7:38 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] hummingbirds

Mine usually show up when the bright coral azalea outside my dining-room
window] comes into bloom. I hang pots of cherry tomatoes in the
breezeway,
and have been surprised to see that they just love the tomato blossoms.
The
feeder hangs beside the screen porch behind the garage, and whenever I go
in
there for something they come and fuss at me to get out of their space -
but
don't seem to mind when I am refilling the feeder.
Auralie - NY Zone5


In a message dated 03/09/2006 10:57:15 PM Eastern Standard Time,
holmesbm@usit.net writes:
I have bee balm and usually plant zinnias so I'll have to be more
observant
to see if there are things they like that I just haven't noticed.
Bonnie ETN Zone 7

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Washington. One day a man walked in and asked, "If I can melt dry ice,
can I swim without getting wet?" Two days later I was fired for eating
cotton candy and drinking straight Bosco on the job.

-Steven Wright

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Years ago, I worked in a natural, organic health food store in Seattle,
Washington.  One day a man walked in and asked, "If I can melt dry ice,
can I swim without getting wet?"  Two days later I was fired for eating
cotton candy and drinking straight Bosco on the job.

		 -Steven Wright

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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