Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I've been having problems with Flea Beetles and Colorado Potato Beetles eating my potato plants. I tried dusting the plants with powdered lime and spraying them with a noxious concoction of garlic and red pepper, neither of which solved the problem. Today Jacob fenced a couple of chickens in the potato patch to see if they would eat the bothersome bugs. Hopefully, this measure will get rid of the pests, and I won't have to use chemical pesticides.

~Tricia Ann

1 comment:

The Bradshaws said...

Let us know how the chickens work out in the garden; I understand the potato beetles are very bad here, too.

I'm coveting your irrigation system.