Japanese beetle writhing in pain as it dies from malathion application the night before. Anyone who has dealt with these little bastards knows what I mean. They destroy almost everything they land on but they do it in a disgusting way. They skeletonize leaves, turn fruits slimy, poop on everything, and have orgies in large masses on the tops of plants. It's easy to hate them.
Eating only plants now for my one meal per day. Large helpings of Swiss chard, beans, squash, cherry tomatoes. More coming. Lettuce looks harvestable. Makeshift tomato cages work GREAT.
David Benjamin- horticulture degree North Carolina State University graduated 1983, has worked at the nursery since 1976. Somewhat tired of eating grocery store food.