Bay Branch Farm

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Backyard planting update and cucumber beetles

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Here’s an update on the veggies growing in the backyard. We have a slight infestation of cucumber beetles. Every morning and evening, I go out and kill these by the dozen and we have sticky traps out to try to catch them. They are so devastating to the cukes and squash, but hopefully they will survive the attack. Also, tomatoes are coming along nicely, despite a couple getting eaten by some unwelcome 4-legged critter (deer, perhaps?).

Update of the transplants - squash, cukes and toms

Update of the transplants – squash, cukes and toms

Zucchini devastated by cucumber beetles

Zucchini devastated by cucumber beetles

Close up of the sticky trap. The yellow and black striped beetles are the target.

Close up of the sticky trap. The yellow and black striped beetles are the target.

Tomatoes flowering

Tomatoes flowering

 

 

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