Help me kill the Flea Beetles eating my Eggplants!
For the past two years I have grown eggplant, only to have the flea beetles act it with a voracity that is both dismaying and horrifying. I have tried organic insect sprays at Lowe's, and a few mixes from Jerry Baker's Old Time Gardening Wisdom. Nothing seems to deter them! Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can kill the little buggers so that I *might* enjoy an eggplant or two this summer? FYI - I try to stay away from toxic sprays and stay as organic as I can (although organic doesn't necessarily mean non-toxic, of course) as I don't want to kill off the beneficial bugs & don't want to sicken the birds that eat the bugs!