Cucumber beetles!

At Rosemount Community garden, we are encountering a host of cucumber beetles which are attacking cucumbers, zucchini, and pumpkins, as well as hollyhocks.  We are using a spray made from boiling rhubarb leaves with some dish soap.  Small plants can be covered but must be uncovered for pollination.  We are blaming the very dry weather, but would welcome any other organic solutions.  (Info from

Submitted  by Linda Bluhm, garden co-ordinator