tolenio at sentex.net
Mon Sep 9 11:07:52 EDT 2002
Having moved to Ontario from Massachusetts, I can say that Ontario has
fewer Japanese Beetles but more Raspberry Bugs (not sure of the name).
Even found raspberry bugs in my grapes, but I did not spray but once this
So far, currants seem to be the easiest, pest free crop. Pick the right
varieties and disease is not an issue either.
At least here anyway.
Thanks to everyone for the information. I may run trellis wires on 3
sides of my arbor to expand growing area. A wire at 3' and 5' would add
60' of trellis, to the arbor.
I chose the arbor as we are in a housing development which was farm field
with no trees. Rather than waiting for 20 years for a tree to offer
shade, the arbor does the job in 3. Also offers a canopy for the picnic
Canada Hardiness Zone 6a
(similar to US zone 5)
On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Joe Hecksel wrote:
> Hi Tom:
> I have some very highly trained Japanese beetles that do my leaf
> pruning. The only problem is that they are too conscientious. I need
> to discourage them on a regular basis.
> I could send you some but I do not think Ontario will approve.
> > >3) Should I be opening up the vines (leaf pruning) to allow more
> > >on bunches on the north side of the arbor. It is pretty much full
> > >from all the vines that developed across the top of the arbor this
> Joe Hecksel
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