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Post  GreenBlueberry on 4/21/2011, 6:08 pm

I skipped going to the community garden ONE DAY (because I didn't want to look like I was obsessed with it), and of course, when I go today my eggplant is covered in flea beetles, and full of holes!
I sprayed neem oil on them, but I read rotenone is better. Will look for it tomorrow. Any other suggestions? I saw some of them were on my peppers and on one of my tomatoes.
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Post  quiltbea on 4/21/2011, 9:44 pm

Light-weight row cover keeps off flea beetles. It worked for me last year.
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Post  shannon1 on 4/22/2011, 12:44 am

I'm with quilt bee, super light floating row covers will keep everything off those babies.
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Post  GreenBlueberry on 4/22/2011, 7:02 am

Well, it's just one square on my plot at the community garden so I can't keep an eye on it in case it moves too much. It's also getting quite warm here in the afternoons. Would it cook the plant?
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