Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Blister Nightmare

in the straw

in the weeds

in the tomatoes

These are photos of the blister beetles all over the place. In my garden and my neighbors the grounds moves with thousands of these bugs. Ugh, they are awful for an organic farmer. I used oil soap in a spray bottle and that got them off the leaves But after two days they moved onto some other part of the farm to lay eggs. They thinned out the tomato plants and the potato leaves as well. But the plants are growing new leaves so all is not lost. I am still getting tomatoes from the wounded plants.

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