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How to keep those pesky tomato hornworms away from your plants

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Posted at 7:02 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 19:02:06-04
Close-up of a huge tomato hornworm on a tomato plant. Shot with a Canon 20D.

Close-up of a huge tomato hornworm on a tomato plant. Shot with a Canon 20D.

Do you have hornworms getting into your tomatoes that you’ve worked so hard to harvest?

According to Gardening Channel, having a dill plant nearby may just be the trick to keep the worms off your tomatoes.

It’s called “companion planting” and it can protect certain species from pests, without spraying them with pesticides.

Their idea for tomatoes is to plany a “trap crop” like dill. Tomato hornworms will attack the dill over your juicy summer treats.