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Were eating my beans up pretty badly , but I'm somewhat controlling
their numbers now . I sprayed the plants - blue lake pole beans - before
they flowered with some fruit tree spray (checked with my Plant Guru
first , she said it was OK) that has permethrin and neem oil and that
worked fairly well . Once they flower I can't use pesticides because of
the bees , so I'm drowning the bugs in soapy water . What I'm doing is
holding a gallon size ice cream container with an inch or so of soapy
water in it under the leaf they're on . I touch or shake the leaf , they
land in the soapy water and drown . Early in the morning is a good time
as is late afternoon/early evening - but you can find them just about
any time of day . I'm not preventing all the damage , but I'm reducing
it enough that it's not a big deal . And this year the beans are loaded
loaded with blossoms and teeny tiny beans . I am optimistic ...
Also , the tomatoes are doing very well , loaded with fruit and
blossoming like crazy . We've started picking cucumbers and a few
peppers (California Wonder red/green and Anaheims) and the bees are
doing very well , putting up lots of honey . Everything seems to be
going well this year - I think it's partly because I'm spending more
time out there and partly due to fertilizing with generous quantities
of rabbit droppings ...
--
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Illegitimi non
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On Monday, July 6, 2020 at 4:14:39 PM UTC-4, Snag wrote:
Were eating my beans up pretty badly , but I'm somewhat controlling
their numbers now . I sprayed the plants - blue lake pole beans - before
they flowered with some fruit tree spray (checked with my Plant Guru
first , she said it was OK) that has permethrin and neem oil and that
worked fairly well . Once they flower I can't use pesticides because of
the bees , so I'm drowning the bugs in soapy water . What I'm doing is
holding a gallon size ice cream container with an inch or so of soapy
water in it under the leaf they're on . I touch or shake the leaf , they
land in the soapy water and drown . Early in the morning is a good time
as is late afternoon/early evening - but you can find them just about
any time of day . I'm not preventing all the damage , but I'm reducing
it enough that it's not a big deal . And this year the beans are loaded
loaded with blossoms and teeny tiny beans . I am optimistic ...
Also , the tomatoes are doing very well , loaded with fruit and
blossoming like crazy . We've started picking cucumbers and a few
peppers (California Wonder red/green and Anaheims) and the bees are
doing very well , putting up lots of honey . Everything seems to be
going well this year - I think it's partly because I'm spending more
time out there and partly due to fertilizing with generous quantities
of rabbit droppings ...
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Snag
Illegitimi non
carborundum


Several years ago the Japanese beetles were eating up my grape plants. I got some traps that attracted them then trapped them in a disposable bag. These are still available at Amazon, Home Depot, etc.
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Were eating my beans up pretty badly , but I'm somewhat controlling
their numbers now . I sprayed the plants - blue lake pole beans - before
they flowered with some fruit tree spray (checked with my Plant Guru
first , she said it was OK) that has permethrin and neem oil and that
worked fairly well . Once they flower I can't use pesticides because of
the bees , so I'm drowning the bugs in soapy water . What I'm doing is
holding a gallon size ice cream container with an inch or so of soapy
water in it under the leaf they're on . I touch or shake the leaf , they
land in the soapy water and drown . Early in the morning is a good time
as is late afternoon/early evening - but you can find them just about
any time of day . I'm not preventing all the damage , but I'm reducing
it enough that it's not a big deal . And this year the beans are loaded
loaded with blossoms and teeny tiny beans . I am optimistic ...
Also , the tomatoes are doing very well , loaded with fruit and
blossoming like crazy . We've started picking cucumbers and a few
peppers (California Wonder red/green and Anaheims) and the bees are
doing very well , putting up lots of honey . Everything seems to be
going well this year - I think it's partly because I'm spending more
time out there and partly due to fertilizing with generous quantities
of rabbit droppings ...
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I am in the middle of North Carolina. All I put out is some tomatoes,
squash,and cucumbers. Sofar nothing on them.

I have not seen any of the Jap beetles or even the June Bugs around
here. Not sure where all the June bugs got to. I grew up in a small
city of around 20,000 and there were always plenty of the June bugs
there. I did see a lot of the Jap beetles at my daughters new house
about 3 years ago on the bushes next to her house. They do not raise
any garden.

I have gotten 2 tomatoes, 4 cukes, and a bunch of squash.
The tomato plants are full but about a week or two too soon for picking.


I usuall have bad luck with the tomatoes, but moved the plot to where
they could get more sun this year. Sofar they are all looking good.
There are about 20 plants of several differnt kinds and some were
planted eairly and more about a month later, and I now have some that
will be ready to transplant in a few weeks.



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Snag wrote:

Were eating my beans up pretty badly , but I'm somewhat controlling
their numbers now . I sprayed the plants - blue lake pole beans - before
they flowered with some fruit tree spray (checked with my Plant Guru
first , she said it was OK) that has permethrin and neem oil and that
worked fairly well . Once they flower I can't use pesticides because of
the bees , so I'm drowning the bugs in soapy water . What I'm doing is
holding a gallon size ice cream container with an inch or so of soapy
water in it under the leaf they're on . I touch or shake the leaf , they
land in the soapy water and drown . Early in the morning is a good time
as is late afternoon/early evening - but you can find them just about
any time of day . I'm not preventing all the damage , but I'm reducing
it enough that it's not a big deal . And this year the beans are loaded
loaded with blossoms and teeny tiny beans . I am optimistic ...


if you put the JBs in soapy water they will drown
but you will be surprised by how long that can take.
longer than an hour or two. they must go into some
hibernation state.

i was taking them and throwing them at the end of
the driveway for the birds to eat. after a while
they would start crawling away.

i haven't seen any yet this year but they will be
around. i greatly reduced the number of how many
are around by getting rid of the wild grape vines.
i see some vines are starting up again so i'll
have to get back there again and cut it back. always
fun on a slope.


Also , the tomatoes are doing very well , loaded with fruit and
blossoming like crazy . We've started picking cucumbers and a few
peppers (California Wonder red/green and Anaheims) and the bees are
doing very well , putting up lots of honey . Everything seems to be
going well this year - I think it's partly because I'm spending more
time out there and partly due to fertilizing with generous quantities
of rabbit droppings ...


it's been so hot here i'm not sure how many fruits
are setting yet, but i do see some and plenty of
blooms. lack of rain keeps me watering every two or
three days. the beans are not doing all that great
but they'll perk up once we get a few good rains.

i'm starting to see some flowers here or there.


songbird
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On 7/7/2020 5:54 AM, songbird wrote:
Snag wrote:

Were eating my beans up pretty badly , but I'm somewhat controlling
their numbers now . I sprayed the plants - blue lake pole beans - before
they flowered with some fruit tree spray (checked with my Plant Guru
first , she said it was OK) that has permethrin and neem oil and that
worked fairly well . Once they flower I can't use pesticides because of
the bees , so I'm drowning the bugs in soapy water . What I'm doing is
holding a gallon size ice cream container with an inch or so of soapy
water in it under the leaf they're on . I touch or shake the leaf , they
land in the soapy water and drown . Early in the morning is a good time
as is late afternoon/early evening - but you can find them just about
any time of day . I'm not preventing all the damage , but I'm reducing
it enough that it's not a big deal . And this year the beans are loaded
loaded with blossoms and teeny tiny beans . I am optimistic ...


if you put the JBs in soapy water they will drown
but you will be surprised by how long that can take.
longer than an hour or two. they must go into some
hibernation state.

i was taking them and throwing them at the end of
the driveway for the birds to eat. after a while
they would start crawling away.

i haven't seen any yet this year but they will be
around. i greatly reduced the number of how many
are around by getting rid of the wild grape vines.
i see some vines are starting up again so i'll
have to get back there again and cut it back. always
fun on a slope.


Also , the tomatoes are doing very well , loaded with fruit and
blossoming like crazy . We've started picking cucumbers and a few
peppers (California Wonder red/green and Anaheims) and the bees are
doing very well , putting up lots of honey . Everything seems to be
going well this year - I think it's partly because I'm spending more
time out there and partly due to fertilizing with generous quantities
of rabbit droppings ...


it's been so hot here i'm not sure how many fruits
are setting yet, but i do see some and plenty of
blooms. lack of rain keeps me watering every two or
three days. the beans are not doing all that great
but they'll perk up once we get a few good rains.

i'm starting to see some flowers here or there.


songbird


I usually let those beetles stay in the water overnight , I'm kinda
tracking daily numbers . We got 3/4" of rain this afternoon ... one of
my Roma plants currently has 16 tomatoes on it , from bean-sized up to
some pretty big ones , but nothing ripening yet . We've got a lot of
wild grapes here too , but it would be nearly impossible - and
definitely impractical - to get rid of them all . Those black beans only
germinated about 7 or 8 seeds , and I didn't water them quite when they
needed it so only 4 plants survived . Seed for another try !
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Snag
Illegitimi non
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On 2020-07-06 13:14, Snag wrote:
* Were eating my beans up pretty badly , but I'm somewhat controlling
their numbers now . I sprayed the plants - blue lake pole beans - before
they flowered with some fruit tree spray (checked with my Plant Guru
first , she said it was OK) that has permethrin and neem oil and that
worked fairly well . Once they flower I can't use pesticides because of
the bees , so I'm drowning the bugs in soapy water . What I'm doing is
holding a gallon size ice cream container with an inch or so of soapy
water in it under the leaf they're on . I touch or shake the leaf , they
land in the soapy water and drown . Early in the morning is a good time
as is late afternoon/early evening - but you can find them just about
any time of day . I'm not preventing all the damage , but I'm reducing
it enough that it's not a big deal . And this year the beans are loaded
loaded with blossoms and teeny tiny beans . I am optimistic ...
* Also , the tomatoes are doing very well , loaded with fruit and
blossoming like crazy .* We've started picking cucumbers and a few
peppers (California Wonder red/green and Anaheims) and the bees are
doing very well , putting up lots of honey . Everything seems to be
going well this year - I think it's partly because I'm spending more
time out there and partly due to fertilizing with generous quantities of
rabbit droppings ...


Hi Snag,

Anaheims? Love Anaheims? Do you fertilize them much?
I just put fertilizer at the bottom of the hole when I transplant them.

-T

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On 7/6/2020 5:19 PM, Pavel314 wrote:
On Monday, July 6, 2020 at 4:14:39 PM UTC-4, Snag wrote:
Were eating my beans up pretty badly , but I'm somewhat controlling
their numbers now . I sprayed the plants - blue lake pole beans - before
they flowered with some fruit tree spray (checked with my Plant Guru
first , she said it was OK) that has permethrin and neem oil and that
worked fairly well . Once they flower I can't use pesticides because of
the bees , so I'm drowning the bugs in soapy water . What I'm doing is
holding a gallon size ice cream container with an inch or so of soapy
water in it under the leaf they're on . I touch or shake the leaf , they
land in the soapy water and drown . Early in the morning is a good time
as is late afternoon/early evening - but you can find them just about
any time of day . I'm not preventing all the damage , but I'm reducing
it enough that it's not a big deal . And this year the beans are loaded
loaded with blossoms and teeny tiny beans . I am optimistic ...
Also , the tomatoes are doing very well , loaded with fruit and
blossoming like crazy . We've started picking cucumbers and a few
peppers (California Wonder red/green and Anaheims) and the bees are
doing very well , putting up lots of honey . Everything seems to be
going well this year - I think it's partly because I'm spending more
time out there and partly due to fertilizing with generous quantities
of rabbit droppings ...
--
Snag
Illegitimi non
carborundum


Several years ago the Japanese beetles were eating up my grape plants. I got some traps that attracted them then trapped them in a disposable bag. These are still available at Amazon, Home Depot, etc.


I did this years ago and would point out my mistake of putting the traps
near the grapes as the beetles congregated there. Trap should be placed
away for the crop.

Funny how they are no longer pests here. I think the treatment bacillus
thuringiensis has taken control in the neighborhood.

Suggest Snag look into this.
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On 7/7/2020 6:54 AM, songbird wrote:
Snag wrote:

Were eating my beans up pretty badly , but I'm somewhat controlling
their numbers now . I sprayed the plants - blue lake pole beans - before
they flowered with some fruit tree spray (checked with my Plant Guru
first , she said it was OK) that has permethrin and neem oil and that
worked fairly well . Once they flower I can't use pesticides because of
the bees , so I'm drowning the bugs in soapy water . What I'm doing is
holding a gallon size ice cream container with an inch or so of soapy
water in it under the leaf they're on . I touch or shake the leaf , they
land in the soapy water and drown . Early in the morning is a good time
as is late afternoon/early evening - but you can find them just about
any time of day . I'm not preventing all the damage , but I'm reducing
it enough that it's not a big deal . And this year the beans are loaded
loaded with blossoms and teeny tiny beans . I am optimistic ...


if you put the JBs in soapy water they will drown
but you will be surprised by how long that can take.
longer than an hour or two. they must go into some
hibernation state.

i was taking them and throwing them at the end of
the driveway for the birds to eat. after a while
they would start crawling away.

i haven't seen any yet this year but they will be
around. i greatly reduced the number of how many
are around by getting rid of the wild grape vines.
i see some vines are starting up again so i'll
have to get back there again and cut it back. always
fun on a slope.


Also , the tomatoes are doing very well , loaded with fruit and
blossoming like crazy . We've started picking cucumbers and a few
peppers (California Wonder red/green and Anaheims) and the bees are
doing very well , putting up lots of honey . Everything seems to be
going well this year - I think it's partly because I'm spending more
time out there and partly due to fertilizing with generous quantities
of rabbit droppings ...


it's been so hot here i'm not sure how many fruits
are setting yet, but i do see some and plenty of
blooms. lack of rain keeps me watering every two or
three days. the beans are not doing all that great
but they'll perk up once we get a few good rains.

i'm starting to see some flowers here or there.


songbird


We have a few tomatoes coming in around the house and I planted a few at
a neighbors house across the valley along with beans, carrots, squash
and melons. My neighbor is stuck in India with the virus problems.
Cannot get back until August 1. We have been watching their house.
Went over the other day and deer had eaten everything. I still may get
some of his peaches before he returns.


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