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potato beetles

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:30 am
by marbear
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?

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:53 pm
by mbaxter
I pray for beetle death!

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:07 pm
by marbear
they're mostly gone i think. will update

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 am
by 510 Baud One
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Needing that update marbear

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:00 pm
by KoD
Dawn dish soap works great to kill bugs around my house. Idk if that would harm the tomatoes or not though...

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:30 pm
by marbear
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 :(

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:33 pm
by Django
try spiders

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:43 am
by marbear
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

Re: potato beetles

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

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:56 am
by marbear
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

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:24 am
by marbear
pulled up my garden 2 weeks ago. to be continued next may...

Re: potato beetles

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:07 pm
by KoD
Tellin ya, Dawn dish soap. Works great.
Better update us next season.