Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Late summer insect plague

I get these insects every year. I think they are some sort of cucumber beetle but not sure which one.

This year they seem to be more prolific and more voracious. I am sure if I could let my chickens free range a bit more they would be less of a problem. I am also thinking about growing no curcubits for a year but that would be pretty extreme and besides they seem to be willing to eat anything.

1 comment:

Mr. H. said...

We have been plagued with aphids on many of our brassicas again this year, but luckily we have never had any cucumber beetles.

I am thinking of letting the chickens into certain parts of the garden this fall to help with the bug issues, mostly their overwintering eggs. Maybe that will help.