Last fall, I stripped the garden of vines and threw them in the compost. But that may have been a mistake, since striped cucumber beetles winter over in the “debris” and emerge in the spring. So I’m belatedly removing the vines from the compost.

Now, I didn’t see any beetles last year, but maybe I missed them, and I bet it only takes a few in the spring. So if they emerge, I’ll know why.

Oh, and I’m very happy with the wire frame compost bin for green manure. Food, not so much.

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