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QUESTION: Garden Beetles

comments (2) July 6th, 2011

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Every year, out of nowhere, comes the beetles, cukes, squash, pumpkins, melons are attacked and very quickly. sos


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Janni writes: I have grown an organic garden for forty years and had problems with vine borers on my squash, etc. I found that plain old black pepper does the trick. I just sprinkle the pepper around and on the base of the vine. No more problems. This woorks for eggplant too, but in this case I sprinkle it on the developing fruits. No more holes in the eggplants. I have a feeling black pepper may work for other plants too as the bugs sure don't like it.
Posted: 10:24 am on July 20th
Ruth writes: First, identify the pests. You can do this by posting photos here (we'll try to help) or by bringing/sending the beetles to your nearest Cooperative Extension office.
Posted: 9:03 am on July 11th
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