I really am starting to think that bugs are here to help us. Yes they can take down whole crops but would they? If we could stop clear cutting down all the trees for cattle and paper then I think they would leave us alone. I know if I were going to die if I didnít eat then I would eat some ones elseís stuff.
But also I think they know when the food is bad and not edible so they eat it to keep us from eating it..
I have 10 HUGE tomato plants that give about 15 tomatoes per week.
I also have 20 or so VERY large yellow grass hoppers who live in them.
I have watched them and they eat about a large tomato leaf a day. They never touch my tomatoes ! I donít cover them or spray them, they are there for me and the bugs and birds.
But I never have a bug or bird touch them. Also I pick them and set them out on a patio table to ripen to deep red outside in the sun for about 3 days. And nope no bugs or birds eat them! They are the best tomatoes I have ever planted !
2 years ago I had a problem with bugs, birds and squirrels. When I would FINNALY get a tomatoes for me it kind of sucked, tasteless and some would split a lot while growing.
Any way I thought it was kinda cool .