Friday, May 13, 2011

we have bugs!

Ugh! Went out to check on the gardens this morning and found bugs! Lots and lots of Colorado potato beetles, large, small and all sizes in between. It is amazing the damage a herd of them can do in a short period of time. Of course this is after three days ago going out to find some little jerk plowed through an entire row of them and chopped them off below ground.

Since we have rains coming in today, there is not much that we could do but tomorrow I will go out and start collecting the little devils, killing and fermenting them, and then I will be making a spray of them. A couple less disgusting methods I have found are making a tea from basil or a tea from cedar can be be uses to control them and wheat germ can also be sprinkled on the plants so they can eat it and explode. BT apparently only works on the larva and not adults.

1 comment:

  1. Oh no, potato bugs! Ugh, I know exactly how you feel. I do hope that you found a way to get rid of them that didn't damage your plants! Here's hoping they haven't come back again since.