Well, pruners, actually. What I thought would be a quick snip here and there on my waning tomato plants turned into a two-hour project.
I got rid of lots of dead and/or unhappy parts and am now left with a rather cartoonish group. I don’t really know if this is the “proper” thing to do, but I do know that I got rid of a bunch of wooly aphids and other nasties.
I also reclaimed our cat’s favorite flower pot and planted in it some jalapeno pepper seeds. I know it’s a little late, but, what the heck? I added the paint sticks for cat deterrence, plus I really did leave those beautiful Boggy Creek Farm-grown organic jalapenos out for a little while as inspirational role models for the new not-yet-seedlings.