Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Toplef10Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! I22gcj10Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Update 2017: How to Post a Picture located on your computer
by ralitaco Today at 12:05 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz Yesterday at 11:34 pm

» Cedar shavings in compost.
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 9:43 pm

» 83 degrees in ATL today....
by yolos Yesterday at 8:54 pm

» Panic Buying due to Cornavirus Pandemic
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:37 pm

» new to sq ft garden need red wigglers
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:50 pm

» Squirrel holes!
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:41 pm

» Cheerleaders needed, please. This is daunting.
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:23 pm

» Hello! And deer....
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:19 pm

» N&C Midwest: April 2020
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:13 pm

» Please Welcome Our Newest Forum Moderator!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» 2020 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:22 pm

» California - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:41 am

» worm compost bin
by Sherry G 4/5/2020, 6:31 pm

» Hello from W. Ky
by OhioGardener 4/5/2020, 6:12 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing April, May, June, 2020
by Kelejan 4/5/2020, 5:43 pm

» Sweet potato flatbread - 2 ingredients!!!
by hammock gal 4/5/2020, 4:42 pm

» Bending EMT
by ralitaco 4/5/2020, 10:48 am

» Hello from Los Angeles
by AtlantaMarie 4/5/2020, 9:41 am

» What's your favorite kitchen/garden gadget?
by ralitaco 4/5/2020, 9:32 am

» Comfrey
by Kelejan 4/5/2020, 3:06 am

» cold frame gardening question
by ralitaco 4/4/2020, 6:19 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by OhioGardener 4/4/2020, 5:49 pm

» Hello from Central Ohio
by Scorpio Rising 4/4/2020, 2:22 pm

» 1,000 worms on their way....
by Kelejan 4/4/2020, 10:56 am

» SFG FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2020
by sanderson 4/3/2020, 5:56 pm

» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by sanderson 4/3/2020, 5:50 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 4/3/2020, 5:46 pm

» Spring Flowers
by OhioGardener 4/3/2020, 4:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Go down

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Empty Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Post  jwbryson on 6/28/2011, 2:19 pm

I have 2 plants and was getting some fruit. Went to harvest them and the red ones were being eaten by tiny black bugs. Totally ruined the fruit.

Plants are directly in the dirt. Any clue what these bugs are and how I prevent them.

Also, the #^*%$&*%&*$ Japanese Beetles are gorging themselves on my sweet basil. I've sprayed it with bug killer from HD, but they keep coming back. They have also completely DESTROYED the purple bush in front of my house--the leaves look like Swiss cheese on a bad day--more holes than you would believe. What to do about Japanese Beetles?!?!?! Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad
jwbryson
jwbryson

Male Posts : 78
Join date : 2010-03-29
Age : 50
Location : Clarksburg, Maryland (Monkey County)

Back to top Go down

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Empty Re: Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/28/2011, 6:07 pm

This may be better in "pests." I know I know nothing about bugs....yet. Wish I could be of better help.
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 46
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Empty Re: Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Post  pattipan on 6/28/2011, 6:16 pm

@jwbryson wrote:I have 2 plants and was getting some fruit. Went to harvest them and the red ones were being eaten by tiny black bugs. Totally ruined the fruit.

Plants are directly in the dirt. Any clue what these bugs are and how I prevent them.

Also, the #^*%$&*%&*$ Japanese Beetles are gorging themselves on my sweet basil. I've sprayed it with bug killer from HD, but they keep coming back. They have also completely DESTROYED the purple bush in front of my house--the leaves look like Swiss cheese on a bad day--more holes than you would believe. What to do about Japanese Beetles?!?!?! Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad


What kind of plants/fruit are we talking about here? How tiny are the bugs? Flea beetle size or larger?

I've not had a problem in my SFG with Japanese beetles, but I know folks who have successfully used those lure type traps. YOu might look into that.

pattipan
pattipan
pattipan

Female Posts : 808
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Empty Re: Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Post  jwbryson on 6/28/2011, 7:14 pm

@Pattipan, my mistake--I originally titled the thread Strawberries, but added the info on my basil and then changed the title. Sorry about that. Laughing

They are very small--round and black. Smaller than ants--not specks, but very small. I need to try to get a photo of them.

I didn't realize there is a "pest" section or I would have posted there.

Anyhow, that's my story.
jwbryson
jwbryson

Male Posts : 78
Join date : 2010-03-29
Age : 50
Location : Clarksburg, Maryland (Monkey County)

Back to top Go down

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Empty Re: Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Post  pattipan on 6/28/2011, 10:48 pm

@jwbryson wrote:@Pattipan, my mistake--I originally titled the thread Strawberries, but added the info on my basil and then changed the title. Sorry about that. Laughing

They are very small--round and black. Smaller than ants--not specks, but very small. I need to try to get a photo of them.

I didn't realize there is a "pest" section or I would have posted there..

I sounds like fleas beetles. I've never had them on my strawberries, but they make buckshot holes in my eggplant, radish and arugula leaves. I would do a Google search for "flea beetles on strawberries" and see what you come up with because the things I would use on leaves I definitely would not use on strawberries. On second thought...you could always plant an eggplant or two nearby for trap crops!

As far as where to post this, don't feel you need to apologize. It's hard sometimes to get to know all the sections of this forum. If you want it moved you could PM Middlemamma our Forum Administrator and ask if she would move it.

pattipan
pattipan
pattipan

Female Posts : 808
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Empty Re: Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Post  pattipan on 6/28/2011, 11:18 pm

How about a sticky trap? Make your own sticky trap for bugs

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Yellow-sticky-cups.sm

I found that blog by doing a quick Google search.

pattipan
pattipan
pattipan

Female Posts : 808
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Empty Re: Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Post  Vader on 6/29/2011, 12:00 am

No worries, jwbryson. Topic moved to more appropriate place.
Vader
Vader

Posts : 11
Join date : 2011-05-15
Age : 53
Location : The Dark Side

Back to top Go down

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Empty Re: Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Post  camprn on 6/29/2011, 12:03 am

@pattipan wrote:How about a sticky trap? Make your own sticky trap for bugs

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Yellow-sticky-cups.sm

I found that blog by doing a quick Google search.

pattipan
+1, Good one Patti! Tanglefoot and inverted yellow cups. Very Happy
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 57
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Garden pests!!!!!!!!!! Empty Re: Garden pests!!!!!!!!!!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum