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Grasshoppers.... ugh

thirsty_dirt_77
10 years ago

How the past two weeks have transformed my vegetable garden is amazing! I think I've gone from being a few weeks behind to being "normal" and even ahead on some vegetables. Thank goodness!

Unfortunately this weather is also causing me problems. We seem to be on the verge of a grasshopper infestation. They are still quite small, about 1/2" to 3/4" in size, but there numbers are unreal... and I'm already having flash backs from a few years ago where they stripped almost all the leaves off some potato plants.

We have a plastic mesh net like fence (3/4" hole size) around the garden (7 ft high to keep the deer out) and this seems to help a bit and the hoppers tend to only hang out around the edges.

Anybody have any recommendations on how to limit the damage these pesters will cause?

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