What types of insects may eat my vegetables? - Knowledgebase Question

Fair Oaks, Ca
Question by lisavsilva
March 11, 2010
I am growing tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini. What types of bugs should I be aware of and what should I do to keep them away? I live in Sacto., CA


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Answer from NGA
March 11, 2010

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Lots of bugs like vegetable plant leaves and even if they munch a few holes in them, healthy vegetable plants won't mind at all. Just monitor your plants on a daily basis. If you find an insect feasting on a leaf, just pick it off or hose it off your plant. I hesitate to recommend insecticides for a vegetable garden because you'll need insects to visit the flowers in order for them to turn into fruits. So, just watch the plants and squish if necessary. Hope you have a great harvest!

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