I am growing potatoes in about 15-18" of LOOSE straw, but now I have potato bugs!! What's the best thing to use to get rid of them??? A friend's grandfather said he put salt on them while in the larva stage, and they do seem to hate that. Does anyone else have any other ideas?? Other than the bugs, my potatoes are doing great! :)
Be on the watch for potato bugs. Try to catch them when they are small. Sweep across the foliage with a broom. They will fall into the mulch and, when small, not be able to find their way back up to the leaves.