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Plan Your Fall Vegetable Garden

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Plant peppers within the next week for a fall crop.

Plant peppers within the next week for a fall crop. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

Plant cucumbers by early August for a fall crop. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

Plant cucumbers by early August for a fall crop. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

388  The adult of the hibiscus sawfly (top center) is black with an orange spot behind its head.  Only about a quarter of an inch long it lays its eggs along the leaf margin or edge.  There are several generations so if not controlled early they will persist for weeks. ANDREW MESSINGER

388 The adult of the hibiscus sawfly (top center) is black with an orange spot behind its head. Only about a quarter of an inch long it lays its eggs along the leaf margin or edge. There are several generations so if not controlled early they will persist for weeks. ANDREW MESSINGER

The larvae or caterpillar of the Hibiscus sawfly begins chewing the foliage on the underside.  As the caterpillar gets older it will feed on both the top and bottom of the leaves. ANDREW MESSINGER

The larvae or caterpillar of the Hibiscus sawfly begins chewing the foliage on the underside. As the caterpillar gets older it will feed on both the top and bottom of the leaves. ANDREW MESSINGER

The damage from the Hibiscus sawfly makes the leaves look like Swiss cheese or Alpine Lace cheese.  Arriving at about the same time as the first Japanese Beetles, the sawfly damage is often concentrated around the leaf veins as where the beetle damage is random with larger holes. ANDREW MESSINGER

The damage from the Hibiscus sawfly makes the leaves look like Swiss cheese or Alpine Lace cheese. Arriving at about the same time as the first Japanese Beetles, the sawfly damage is often concentrated around the leaf veins as where the beetle damage is random with larger holes. ANDREW MESSINGER

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Hampton Gardener®

  • Publication: Residence
  • Published on: Jul 14, 2022
  • Columnist: Andrew Messinger
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