The tomatoes are under attack. Aphids. Everywhere.
I went in the house and pulled out this book by Jerry Baker. Mom gave it to me last year to mix something up special for those darn cucumber beetles. Apparently, aphids hatch in June. His first suggestion was to "pray for rain." No need for that. It's been pouring here for three days. Rain will wash a lot of the aphids off the plants. On further inspection in the rain yesterday, I found the darn things taking up residence on the underside of the leaves, so that meant moving on to stronger measures. ... the Great Guns Garlic Spray.
I mixed and used an entire spray bottle. We'll see how it works. It's still raining today. If it stops, I'll be heading out with the spray bottle again. He also has a few other suggestions like planting marigolds or nasturtiums on the perimeter of your garden. Aphids will flock to the flowers first then you can dig up the "plant traps" and destroy them.
The book is a great garden reference! I also saw a copy yesterday a the library.. check it out!!