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potato beetles

Post by marbear » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:30 am

the neighbor in our community garden has a bunch of fucking potato beetles and yesterday i found one on our poor tomato plant.

do we think i will be cursed with these nasty boys or will the tomatoes live?
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Re: potato beetles

Post by mbaxter » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:53 pm

I pray for beetle death!
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Re: potato beetles

Post by marbear » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:07 pm

they're mostly gone i think. will update
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Post by 510 Baud One » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 am

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Needing that update marbear
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Re: potato beetles

Post by KoD » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:00 pm

Dawn dish soap works great to kill bugs around my house. Idk if that would harm the tomatoes or not though...
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Re: potato beetles

Post by marbear » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:30 pm

hi friends, thanks for caring about my tomatoes. the potato beetles were indeed eradicated but now i'm being completely fucked by Mexican bean beetles on my green beans. i have covered everything in diatomaceous earth but it's too early to tell if that's helping. i have nasturtium planted nearby but the beetles don't seem to care. i know i have to pick them off individually i just haven't had the daylight hours to do so yet :(
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Re: potato beetles

Post by Django » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:33 pm

try spiders
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Re: potato beetles

Post by marbear » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:43 am

the bean beetles nearly eradicated my green beans - but i was able to keep them just alive enough for the beetle season to pass and now my bean is coming back to life and making new flowers and beans! so proud of it and also feeling a little cocky because all of my garden neighbors ditched their plants weeks ago but mine has new life :P
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Re: potato beetles

Post by 510 Baud One » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:00 am

Long live your garden, glad to hear it. That is one of the things I look forward to when I become a home owner, is being able to grow food and spices in addition to having a workshop to build and repair things. Also I have not chat with you in forever, will shoot you a text a little later
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Re: potato beetles

Post by marbear » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:56 am

510 Baud One wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:00 am
Long live your garden, glad to hear it. That is one of the things I look forward to when I become a home owner, is being able to grow food and spices in addition to having a workshop to build and repair things. Also I have not chat with you in forever, will shoot you a text a little later
narrator: he did not text
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Re: potato beetles

Post by marbear » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:24 am

pulled up my garden 2 weeks ago. to be continued next may...
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Re: potato beetles

Post by KoD » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:07 pm

Tellin ya, Dawn dish soap. Works great.
Better update us next season.
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