Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: colorado beetle + snails
- Ducks and Chickens did the trick for me, plus I got free eggs.
And they also eat snails, which were a plague on my garden.
On Jul 10, 2009, at 2:03 PM, Jacek Markowski wrote:
> Hello dear friends.
> Report from colorado beetle battle.
> I tried the chilli mix spray, and wormwood spray(localy
> recomended). Didn't seem to make great impression on the beetles.
> Reasons - at that stage they were quite numurous, and probably very
> hungry. Didnt care about taste I guess, enjoying spicy and bitter
> meal !
> The losses in some cases were significant. Couple of the plants
> were 90% eaten so we dig out the potatoes, and there was enough for
> a meal for two :).
> We thought we needed sth more drastic, so we picked them up twice
> with the intetion of making colorado beetle shake, which we didnt
> make yet. The traditional Polish techinque ;) helped quite a
> lot !!! HAlleluya !!
> Then I sow a lovely picture, for the first time. One cute bug was
> sucking out the colorado beetle larve by a little "straw" he poked
> in it.
> Nature keeps the balance??
> So thanks all for help.
> I will keep informed from the front
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