Re: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V1 #864

margaret lauterbach (
Mon, 29 May 2000 12:53:10 -0600

At 01:05 PM 5/29/2000 EDT, you wrote:
><< Colorado potato beetles, >>
>Thanks Margaret--here's hoping they don't find their way to Alamo.  In 23 
>years I've only seen 2 tomato worms!  Our big problems are slugs, earwigs, 
>and this year white flies.
I think Colorado potato beetles have found their way throughout North
America except for the South. They're usually easy enough to handpick and
drop into soapy water, but it's more pleasant to wear gloves if you're
grabbing at the immature ones that feel wet and squishy. Yuk. Margaret