Friday, July 12, 2013

The dreaded Potato Beetle.

No, my friend. This is not one of those beneficial insects you hear about. This is a potato beetle. And she doesn't limit herself to her namesake- she will happily chomp on tomato plants and eggplant as well. 

potato beetle weapons. 
On the farm tour, I was surprised to learn that these pests will meet their impending doom in reused plastic bottles. That's right- they are picked off by hand and disposed of in empty water and gatorade bottles. Another fascinating fact from that tour you have to attend next time!
Potato plants will be dug when they've finished blossoming.

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