I have long green worms on my tomato plants,  i do not want to use pesticides

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I have had success using 750 mL of water with 1 tsp of dish soap (I use the Shaklee handwash dish soap but you can use any kind of "green" dish soap).  Put in a spray bottle and spray the leaves (including the underside) with the mixture...makes the leaves slippery and the cutworms fall off....may have to reapply
Mix a cap full of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid to water and spray on your plants - insects and cutting worms in the garden do not like that at all. It works great for me on my plants in the garden.
wait for the sun to go down mix 1 teasp liquid hand soap w 1 qt water and spray and if it rains repeat.
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Also cut worms do not like course sand.......you can ring you plants on the dirt with sand.........and sprinkle some old flour on the leaves to keep insects off naturally.  After a rain reapply.
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