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- July 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm #29075AnonymousInactive
Something keeps eating my greens, arugula, bok choi, kale!! They are full of little tiny holes. I’m thinking flea beetles? I am using a row cover, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Maybe I put it on too late. Is it still ok to eat the stuff and what remedies have people found, if any?
desperateJuly 17, 2010 at 2:39 am #29535AnonymousInactive
Sounds like flea beetles. I struggle with these every year and eventually we just eat all the greens (in)complete with holes. The only organic remedy that I have read is to brush the plants daily while holding a sticky card; the flea beetles jump and get stuck on the cards. But you have to be dedicated and do this almost everyday, and I always lose interest about the third time around with the sticky card. They overwinter in leaves and other debris, so the cultural control would be to do a super clean up in the fall. (Something I don’t usually get to until spring…) I had wondered if maybe row covers would make a difference, but I guess since the flea beetles can be already in the soil when you put the row cover on the covers are not that effective.July 17, 2010 at 2:44 am #29536AnonymousInactive
I just found an even better fact sheet for organic control of flea beetles.
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