Anyone else in NH/MA NOT seeing cucumber beetles this year?
For the past 20 years I have battled cucumber beetles here in Southern NH. They always appear in early June and first go to my tomatillo plants and then to my cucumbers. This year I have not seen a single beetle. I figure either:
1. The wacky May weather messed up their lifecycle.
2. The herb garden I started last year and is now established is attracting some sort of natural enemy or producing a scent they don't like.
I am hoping it's #2. If anyone in the area is seeing the usual hordes of them I'd love to know.
FYI - The herbs I planted are (all perennials and tolerate partial shade):
Angelica, Bee Balm, Catmint, Thyme, Sage, Hyssop and Lovage.