I often leave for work before the sun rises. This means that I often water the garden before the sun comes up, so I occasionally miss a pest problem in the early stages. This week was no exception. I went outside to pick the first of the beefsteak tomatoes and a handful of cherry tomatoes and found that both plants had been decimated by a hungry critter. As I reached down to look at the half of a tomato dangling from the vine I saw a huge caterpillar. I'm talking about a 4-inch long green behemoth as thick as my thumb clinging to the stem below the fruit. Green Tomato Hornworm. After further inspection I found at least one more, and a few other tomatoes that were likely harboring smaller versions of the buggers. I removed the worms and the infected fruit by hand and fed the worms to some hungry birds.