- Mar 26, 2021
- LaPorte IN 46350
Over the years I've tried different insecticides ( which I've 100% gotten away from) and even wrapped the stems in foil...all for nothing,the beetles always found their way. This year I have the best pumpkin,watermelon,cucumber and zucchini plants and yield I've ever had,even my peppers! The only thing I did different was move the whole garden about 100 ft away from where it was. I'm not saying that's what did it but just letting you know that's what I did.You guys growing cucumbers (and gourds or pumpkins) what are you doing to protect them from cucumber beetles? I've lost several plants to beetles this year. In the past, I'd lose maybe one or two. This is out of probably 25 hills or so.
My garden is really struggling with the dry spell we've had. Carrots are all but lost. I think I've picked 12 cukes this year. Usually I'd have 5 gallon buckets full. I've had only a handful of any peppers.
Potatoes are starting to fade out so they'll be ready to dig soon.
I dug up my garlic 2 weeks ago (it was the variety recommended here on the board) and it did well. It seems to have outproduced my Burpee variety that I grew last year.