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UGH! Cucumber beetles already and my plants are in yet!

I can't believe it. I just saw a cucumber beetle oustide landing on my seedlings. this is like, a month early! this is going to be a bad year, isn't it. grrrr!

shoot me with your prevention methods please :)
Sheila, gardening on the zone 4b/5a line.

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Not to freak out. In my experience, plants can easily tolerate a few cucumber beetles around, you just don't want it to become a major infestation.
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they normally get a few cycles in with laying eggs etc. I can't imagine the amount of cycles they'll get in this early. especially with the plants so tiny. I will have to be more careful watching for them this year :)
Sheila, gardening on the zone 4b/5a line.

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I just had a fe June bugs flying around last night. we usually don't see them out and about till july, Funny name june bug.. Gonna be a big year for bugs I think also..

Use the tall tale method.... I did..

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No cucumber beetles yet, but four lined plant bugs galore. :evil:

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UGH. I didn't see the 4 line bugs until july I think. if I see them soon, I KNOW something whacky is going on :) :)


my plants are tiny this year, they have a lot of catching up to do. Hopefully the bugs don't chew them down. something already found some of the things we planted yesterday :(
Sheila, gardening on the zone 4b/5a line.



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