Tomatoes and beans are now coming furiously. This photo is an homage to the single kabocha squash, and the last of the zucchini (I’m sadder than I thought I would be) who have been taken down by the cucumber beetles 😭 I hate losing plants but now I have space for a fall crop. What should I grow? #sadgardenstories #growyourownfood #cucumberbeetle
A few things going on in this short clip. First, some beautiful pumpkin flowers are blooming! We also have a pollen drunk #carpentarbee taking a flower petal nap, a busy #honeybee pollinating, and some pesky #cucumberbeetle snacking on the flower petals. The beetles have not done too much damage beyond eating up a few flowers. Been hand picking them off in the early AM and evenings. Seems to be enough #organic pest control for now.
Who else?? I’ve never lost a zucchini plant. Or any plant to wilt previously. But this year this has happened to every one I’ve started. This was gorgeous a couple days ago. I lost my first one. Then the Ronde. Now this one and a scallopini today. My cucumber is wilting also. After much reading I feel sure it’s Cucumber beetles carrying bacteria. I’ve lived here 10 years and never had this. I’m usually drowning in zucchini in squash. Is there anything organic to do about cucumber beetles or just the fate of the year? It was also was MUCH hotter two months sooner and the last couple weeks humidity has been unreal. #raisedbedgarden #permaculture #cucumberbeetle #organicgarden #helpthezucchini
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Между холодными ночами в течении всего июня и #cucumberbeetle нашествием, казалось огурцов нам не видать. Но похоже на салаты нам хватит. И это все что нам надо.
Spotted the first cucumber beetle of the season. 👀 They damage the foliage and can be a vector for bacterial wilt. They didn’t do too much damage last year but, for control, I find them very easy to remove using the hand vacuum. 😬😅
Squash bugs and cucumber beetles! These little jerks eat holes in your leaves and cause bacterial wilt. (They resemble stink bugs and yellow ladybugs.) Looked under the leaves and sure enough, we have eggs. I don’t put chemicals on my plants, so picking it is. 🐞☀️ #squashbugs #cucumberbeetle #getoutofmylife