I'm seeing more potato beetles this year than I've seen in a long time. They are attacking the eggplants this year, nary a one on the potatoes. Mostly I simply pick off the little buggers and toss them elsewhere in the garden. They can't crawl back to the eggplants and die trying to find food.
I've also procured orange oil and soap for fire ant treatment. I'll drop it by the garden this week with instructions for making a drench to get rid of the ants.
Open house on the 23rd, 8-2 here at the farm. Everyone is welcome to come by and enjoy a self guided tour of the vegetable patch, get an idea or two and pull a weed if you are so inclined. The address is 380 Ebenezer Church Rd.