This summer will be my second at this house. Last year, I had 50 or so tomato plants. They got potato beetles. I had to hand pick them from the plants daily. In 90 degree heat and humidity. 8 months pregnant.
I managed to get rid of them. The tomatoes didn't do so good, but I think it was mostly because of the weather.
I'm thinking about my garden for this coming year. Should I try to find somewhere else to plant the tomatoes? Do you think the fact that I got rid of the beetles by June-ish means they aren't in the ground waiting for my plants this year?
If I move to another spot in the yard, I am concerned the beetles will be there, too. I only have about an acre, and we're surrounded by corn and bean fields.