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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 6:36 pm 
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This is my first season growing cucumbers. I'm growing Sweet Slice and have enjoyed a few so far. However the leaves are starting to look rough and I have identified several critters on the leaves as spotted cucumber beatles. Is there an organic solution to getting rid of these bad boys?
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 5:41 am 
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From the article library...

http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/1789/

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:35 pm 
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Thank you. I will have to get some garlic/pepper/seaweed and spray. I think they are starting on my green beans. I think it is to late for the Neem Oil. Wll it help to treat the bed prior to spring planting next year?


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 5:38 am 
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I don't believe you can pretreat for these types of pests.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:48 am 
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I was wrong about my last reply. According to Howard's Bug Book, you can treat your garden/yard with beneficial nematodes and it will help with this pest.

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 4:28 am 
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Probably a silly question -- with the garlic/pepper spray, do I spray the soil or the plants? I found one in my veggies yesterday, need to stop them!

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