We have 9 tomato plants and for some reason, the grasshoppers have stripped 2 of them but mostly left 7 untouched. it doesn’t seem to matter to the grasshoppers what type tomato plant it is . . it simply matters which ones they choose to eat. One Roma they ate, one they didn’t touch.
I will keep caring for them and hope they produce more leaves and survive. The only thing I know for sure is this: If I toss them, I surely won’t get any fruit from them.
The plants that have not been damaged are doing great and have lots of baby tomatoes. In another two weeks, I’ll be able to put them all in the greenhouse and give them a bit of protection from the grasshoppers. Even with the shadecloth, the inside temp in the greenhouse now is still over 100 during the day but in a couple of weeks, our highs should be in the upper 70’s or low 80’s and the greenhouse temps shouldn’t get so hot as to bake the tomatoes on the vines.
If we can have a few fresh tomatoes for salads and sandwiches during the winter, I’ll be happy!