Q and A: Chicken broth and Potato bugs — 4 Comments

  1. Pam,

    Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to you! I’d sing it, but you wouldn’t want that, you can bet. I’m sorry happy you ordered a pressure canner. You’ll simply love all it can do for you.


  2. Jackie I also wanted to say I so admire you for how you live. I have long wished to have such a life as yours. You have inspired me to begin canning once I found you 2 years ago and I have had a lot of fun with it. Out here in California it is hard to find property I can afford that will give me a garden big enough to support my “canning habit” but I do what I can and get the rest from pick your own farms in the area.
    I have just ordered a pressure canner and am planning to start canning again for this year. So much fun!!
    I love your blog and the emails I get on a regular basis and am sure I will have some questions for you in the near future.
    Congratulations on your wedding day and your amazing wedding cow and brand new calf gifts. I envy! Pam
    OH and today is my B-Day.

  3. Although I am unsure of the potato bugs back where you are I wanted to make a suggestion for you. Have you tried Diatomaceaus Earth? You can get food grade of this “flour” and dust your plants even the day you harvest and still eat them with no problem. Diatomaceaus Earth is a product I take on a daily basis and even feed my dogs each meal. Many people use it on their farm animals to de-worm without chemicals. It is a natural product and can be used on all your garden foods with no harmful side effects.
    You can check out health benefits and bug control options on-line. Be creative and use the stuff on everything. It is considered good for organic farming.

  4. I feel your pain Courtney and agree with Jackie. Picking them off (and squishing egg sacs and tiny larvae) has worked best for me. The bugs are going gangbusters here in our Michigan garden but I’ve beaten them back and there are fewer and fewer to pick off now. I’ve yet to find a spray or powder that just makes them all go away.