|3 quarts of green beans harvested Wednesday from the garden|
|Romano green beans growing on bush plants|
|Japanese beetle eating a green bean|
The Japanese beetles have been eating the leaves of the bush bean and okra plants, usually I'm too busy squishing them to take a picture. But here's a nice one with the beetle eating a trail along the length of a green bean. The infestation isn't too bad this year, thank goodness. The spring and summer has been really dry and there was a late cold spell in the spring which may have contributed to the low number of pests this year.
I don't enjoy squishing bugs, especially beetles because they crunch when you squish them. But squishing is better then using pesticides.