That, my friends, is a lot of poop. Forgive the gross details, but they were so strange looking, like little grenades... and I certainly didn't want whatever was leaving them behind to stick around. I stood up to inspect the plant and noticed that many of the top portions of the plants had been stripped off. No leaves. No tomatoes. No blooms.
I haven't really had to deal with garden pests yet, and had no idea how to get rid of my newfound enemy. So, I called upstairs to my rescue hero and made him come extract the evil worm from my precious plant.
After a little tugging, the monster finally let go. Bryan wisely suggested we search the rest of the plants to make sure he didn't have any brothers or sisters. And wouldn't you know... back on the eggplant leaves that had originally caught my attention was another behemoth caterpillar.
Have you had to deal with any unwanted visitors to your garden? Or maybe you're not the green thumb type, but some menace has gotten the better of a project you've worked hard on. Come on, share! Misery loves company, you know.