Today when I went up to check on the beetles, I noticed that there were eggs visible on the stems and spears of some of the asparagus shoots. Tomorrow I will use a gloved hand to wipe the eggs off the stems and I will also handpick the adult beetles, dropping them in a bucket of soapy water, but today was picture day and I grabbed my camera and tried to focus on the tiny eggs and colourful beetles.. I do apologize that my camera focus wasn't co-operating as much as I would have liked. I will try again tomorrow on manual focus to see if I can get some better images.. for now though, I wanted to share these with you..
|Dig those groovy little eggs. They're typically deposited in|
rows of two to eight.. cool, eh??
|This sideshoot was coated in the elongated dark coloured eggs.|
|Asparagus beetle party!! Isn't three a crowd??|
|Adults on the top right, eggs in the middle and bottom..|
|Gotta end on a happy note.. check out this unexpected|
combination in the veggie garden: chives with catmint and
blooming mache (corn salad).. gorgeous, eh??