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Old April 24, 2016   #12
Susan66
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Growing bush beans in with your potatoes will discourage potato bugs. They hate the beans, I guess. When I lived in Missouri, the guy across the street was spraying Sevin on his potatoes every week or so. I planted rows of beans between my rows of potatoes and never saw a bug after I started doing that. But lost all my squash, summer and winter to squash bugs every year. I could hand pick and smash egg cases for a while, but I always lost the race in the end. Here in New York, I'm lucky-the moth doesn't seem to live here. I like the peppermint solution, but mints can get pretty aggressive. Maybe try blending it up in the blender with some water and spray it on the plants. Worth a try, maybe.
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