Grasshoppers and garlic
So, we are in year two of the grasshoppers from he** invasion. They've completely defoliated the potatoes, spearmint, dahlia's, lobelia's, columbine, nearly everything but the sunflowers, conifers, tomatoes and a few roses. Over the last few days they turned their sights and teeth to the garlic. They've eaten the leaves and left the stalks on each plant.
Do I harvest the garlic now or will the bulbs continue to grow without the leaves?
Any tips for battling grasshoppers without heavy chemicals?
I think it's too late for this year but it'd be nice to have a plan for next year.
Thanks as always for your help!