Repel Potato Beetles

Potato beetles won’t horse around with horseradish.

| August/September 2012

  • Repel Potato Beetles
    Keep potato beetles at bay with a little strategic planting.
    PHOTO: FOTOLIA/PR YAKIN

  • Repel Potato Beetles

To control Colorado potato beetles, I plant horseradish close to my potatoes.

I tried it for the first time three years ago, and I haven’t seen a potato beetle since!

Tim McMeans
Arcadia, Wisconsin

Be advised: Horseradish is a very persistent perennial. — MOTHER EARTH NEWS 








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