The main thing is they have to be pulled before they go to seed and they have a long taproot like a radish. These are about ready to be pulled but we have some smaller ones coming on. It doesn't completely get rid of the problem, but with these plants, it takes a lot longer for the cucumber beetles, both spotted and striped to sicken and kill the plants.
The last pics that we took of the tomatoes were about 5 weeks ago before I went into the hospital. What a difference, hey? This is just 2 rows of tomatoes and a row of Poblano peppers planted by the Famous Julie Holley. If you look hard, you can just see them hanging from the plants. I am so excited. This is the 1st year I will have them for the entire season. I planted from seed and she put them in. Last time I got any it was at the very tail end of the season. YAY! Really though I wouldn't have gotten half of this in w/out the help of Vesterbrook Farm.
Finally a photo of the ever prolific Tomatillos.
Maybe 2 weeks for all of the above except cucumbers. We will have cukes at Tower Grove Mkt this weekend. See You there.
Listen for the call "Lemonade, Ice COLD Lemonade"
Sam and Bill