a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crying "Uncle"!

The bugs have won,
We give!

13 comments:

LindaG said...

They are bad this year, aren't they? I did just a couple of bucket plantings this year. Just a trial. They're all over the beans. It's crazy!

Barbara said...

I am sorry Gail, (HUGSSSSSSSSS) maybe next year will be better, did you try the listerine and dish soap spray? What kind of bugs are they. Hugs my friend, and try to have a good day.

Pat said...

Oh no! You mean there will be no Great Pumpkin this year Charlie Brown?

Nora said...

Those are really gross looking bugs, Gail. Too bad they picked your pumpkins to live under. I'm sorry to see it happen. What kind are they anyway? Are they a Southern variety special to the States?

Jules said...

I'd say so! I hate bugs, give me a snake any day. :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

ellen abbott said...

Whoa! I guess so.

Barb said...

Oh darn. Were you able to save any? Pumpkin seeds are a good dewormer for your chickens if you have any.

Pyatshaw said...

Wow! What are they?

Nezzy said...

Whoa baby, what are they. They look like pumpkin seeds with legs.

So sorry!

God bless ya and have a terrific week Gail! :o)

Christy said...

Yikes! That is bad.

Rusty said...

And you have no clue as to what sort of bug that is? Yikes! OK, a thought. Next year plant something like miniature marigold flowers around the pumpkin patch. Marigolds are a natural bug repellant.

ow a question. I planted some seeds from a chap that grows GIANT pumpkins as a hobby. (Milady's parrots love toasted pumpkin seeds). The seeds developed into about eight very strong, healthy plants with lots of blooms. BUT - all their blooms have been MALE. Not a single female bloom all summer. HELP! (Grin). As far as I know a pumpkin plant is supposed to develop both male and female flowers on the same plant. ATB!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

natures cycles suck sometimes

Chickadee said...

Eep! Lotsa bugs! They ALMOST look like Box Elder bugs...maybe they're in the same family. Have you tried identifying them via WhatBug.net?
(At least I think that's the address. Or just google What Bug or What's that Bug.) It's a cool website.

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