On Sunday, the sun finally came out. The Japanese beetles also came out with the sun. My sweet peas and weeping cherries were crawling with the suckers. I happen to know that chickens are big fans of Japanese beetles, so I plucked them off of my plants by the dozens, and dropped them in a bucket half full of water. By Monday evening, the hens had gobbled up several hundred beetles, and there no longer seem to be the hordes piling about.
5 months ago