Acalymma vitatum...No Peaceful Coexistence
Monday, April 29, 2013
Yesterday.... all my troubles seem so far away...
I had a beautiful garden .... yesterday....
But TODAY I have Acalymma vitatum, the common striped cucumber beetle, chowing down on all my plants that usually thrive... what formerly were luxuriously leafy squash and zucchini plants are now lacy leaved shadows of their former selves... those pesky little (1/5 of an inch long) pests are making mincemeat of my dreams of a zucchini filled summer!
I may be intimidated by their voraciousness, but I'm not going down without a fight... they won't play nice, and tomorrow I am dedicating myself to their immediate demise in my immediate vicinity... Die! Die! Die! pretty much sums it up as far as my attitude toward garden predators.
I guess these mild winters that south Texas enjoys can be a slight drawback, when you have to battle the bugs that didn't get frozen... well I'm not giving up.
I'm never giving up.... It should be good practice.