It is that time of year already! Colorado Potato beetle egg time. We discovered at least 4 nests of these on potato plants growing unexpectedly in our garlic and tomato beds. The potatos were there last year and for whatever reason did not grow then and decided to grow now.

We then went to check on the actual potato bed this year and found nothing. Good evidence that the surviving adults stayed in the ground overwinter and popped out in the same bed to lay eggs for the next generation.

Many of our heirloom potatos have still not yet come up. The seed potatos were very small and we had to take off a lot of long eyes growing over 1′ long.