Is this 'The Year of the Bug' ?
you know that Chinese Horoscope... I think this year is the year of the bug.
Early in the season a wave of leafhoppers raided my lettuce, spinach, parsley and swiss chard. I spent alot fo time squishing them by hand and I cut down the population considerably. Then the leafminers came, destroyed countless swiss chard leaves and spinach leaves. The the flea beetles in numbers I've never seen before, poking holes in my tomatoes. Now I'm finding some aphids on the underside of some tomatoes. AM I just really unluckly this year, or is there something about the year that is a really big catalyst for bugs? I'm leaning towards the latter, because the former would suggest alot of beneficial bugs to counter these pests!