Potatoes . . . our First!
We have potato beetles (Colorado beetles), Japanese beetles, slugs, snails, some random red beetles in the soil and all sorts of other bugs I can’t even begin to identify. The potatoes continue on with the aid of my squashing (Colorado beetles) and drowning (Japanese beetles), and our watering (from the dug well quite a ways away . . .
lots of heavy lugging).
When I noticed a patch of dying leaves and stems (yellow, brown, crumpled and sad), I knew action was needed.
So, we harvested the patch. The results are quite impressive, to me at least, . . . and I am now off to cook some of them for dinner.