When we rove potatoes we take a very slow leisurely walk,
while also looking for signs of disease. You spend time enjoying the varying foliage of the different varieties,
(If you do not see a music thingy above then hit this link for the best song ever written about tater bugs.)
Those pesky little yellow and black striped monsters will take over if you let them. But if you let them get to adult size before you get to them you'll be in big trouble. You need to get 'em while they're youngsters if you want a clean potato patch. Most likely if you ask around about what potato beetle larva look like you'll get a description of a pinkish blob with black spots down the sides.
I've heard it said that the best fertilizer is the footsteps of the farmer, and looking out over our two potato patches
I reckon I believe it!
|A bugs eye view of a tater plant|