My tomato plants have been attacked by stink bugs.
At this point in the growing season , I should have beautiful, healthy tomatoes.
I do not.
And as a quick aside- why not a more sophisticated sounding pest?
I have had every variety of insect and spider in my yard this gardening season, but I assumed we were friends.
We are not.
Over half of my tomatoes have been ruined.
So this afternoon I picked what I could salvage and because I am
I loaded what I could into the front of my shirt and headed to the house. ( Our yard is an acre in size.)
This also allowed me to pretend for a moment that this was all a ‘little house on the prairie’ moment.
Everything was fine, and I was so proud of myself for making just one trip,
when two little stink bugs peeked out from underneath the tomatoes in my shirt.
dropped the tomatoes and ran into the house shaking my shirt.
My husband looked away from the baseball game he was watching long enough to laugh.
I am going to Scarlett O’Hara this and think about it tomorrow.
This is a stink bug.