Location: Washington, Western
Posted: Oct-03-2004 at 8:57pm
Is anyone else seeing a surfeit of aphids in their garden? I hadn't looked at my Brussels sprout plants for a couple weeks; when I went out there today a couple of them were just SWARMING with the little nasties. Nary a ladybug to be seen, alas, so I had to bring out the liquid rotenone/pyrethrum.
I guess this is the price we pay for the stable temps - I don't think my garden has even seen the 30s yet.
Location: Washington, Southwestern
Posted: Oct-03-2004 at 10:31pm
I haven't seen an aphid in months here, (Clark County, WA.) Lots of cabbage caterpillars on the brussels sprouts earlier, but something took care of them for me, wasps?, so now just some outer leaf damage there.
The ladybugs are starting to try to get inside. There have been several on each of our windows the past few afternoons. Time to load the ladybug lodge with leaves for their winter slumber.
Good luck with your late bugs!
Every shrub is a habitat to a few, every field a habitat to many.
Location: Washington, Kitsap Peninsula
Posted: Oct-03-2004 at 10:38pm
Trav, You are asking the geek-challenged that question? I have no idea, and when did you go MAC? HUH?
Location: Washington, Puget Sound Corridor
Posted: Oct-04-2004 at 6:26pm
Like Trav, I hadn't looked for awhile. But this morning I found NO aphids but many small slugs on my Brussels sprouts.
In my case, I thinkt that our dry spring made me so lazy on slug patrol that I didn't pay enough attention.
The yellow jackets were chasing the cabbage worms so well (see above) that after just one BT spray, I saw no other damage.
I should have anticipated that our Aug/Sep rains would bring back the slugs. I will say thanks tomorrow that I buy Sluggo in 20# bags.