And we’re back…And holy moly what is it?!?

Yes it has been a looong while, so I’ll just jump right back into it.

I’ll post pictures off all my gardens soon.  I’m still trying to get all my tomatoes in the ground. This weekend will be a major jam session to get things done.

Here’s a few of some things that are starting to produce

spinachDSC06831 mustard, zucchini and cucumbersDSC06818  radish   DSC06824 onionsDSC06825 garlicDSC06826   more zucchiniDSC06830   red onions and peppersDSC06839

GARY!!!!!!!!!!! aka Ask Gary

What the heck are these things and should I get rid of them?

(they’re only one my tomatillo plant)

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and what the heck is this

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2 thoughts on “And we’re back…And holy moly what is it?!?

  1. The goopy larvae (is this eggplant) are probably larvae of the Three-lined Potato Beetle. They cover themselves with there own poop, apparently for protection or to be unrecognizable as food to predators. The adult beetle is probably the Clavate Tortoise Beetle. Both of these insects specialize in feeding on Solanaceae (eggplant, pepper, potato, tomatillo).

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    • PS. I guess I should read your captions instead of just looking at pictures. Since it is tomatillo, it is Three-lined Potato Beetle larvae, and they love tomatillo. They can be difficult to keep up with by removing by hand and can defoliate the tomatillo plants, so may need to spray with a pyrethroid, such as permethrin or bifenthrin. Might try using a soap solution if don’t want to use synthetic insecticides. A neem-based product might work, but I have my doubts. Good luck! Gary

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