My tomatoes are beating well but as soon as they begin to ripen, even when...

Asked September 13, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

My tomatoes are beating well but as soon as they begin to ripen, even when still mostly green, brown marmorated stink bugs descend upon them an ruin the fruit. What can I do?

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

You may be able to cover your tomato vines with a fine netting such as tulle (bridal veil material). Another option would be to harvest the tomatoes as soon as they begin to blush and take them indoors to finish ripening.
LS