Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Garden Prognosis Poor

Last year we had an infestation of grasshoppers. Yet, they pretty much gave the garden a pass and there was virtually no damage. Considering how many there were I hoped we might get a reprieve this year.

Apparently not. This picture is from last year, and I have no 'hoppers this big yet. They're tiny little suckers, less than a half-inch long. But so far they have eaten the leaves off my mint plants, completely made away with the lettuce, and have made lacework out of the peppers' leaves. They seem to be leaving the tomatoes and squash alone. Maybe they're saving them for desert.

So far the Plague of Locusts is winning.


SHARON said...

That's the fattest grasshopper I've ever seen. I guess we don't get them that big here in PA.

BobG said...

Time to start fixing some chapulines.