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Old August 8, 2016   #3
gorbelly
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Well, I figured it was a long shot re: flea beetles, LOL. I wonder whether the fact that containers can get so hot in the summer--something that doesn't do tomatoes any favors--is the reason why eggplants do well in containers?

Yes, I do the thing with knocking Japanese beetles into soapy water, too. They're such clumsy fliers that it's really pretty easy. Hornworms have been a bit harder to knock off of plants for me. They really have a grip! I usually snip the leaflet they're attached to off the plant. I only get one or two hornworms that make it long enough for me to notice damage, though. I usually leave them out on the driveway for the birds.
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