Plow & Hose: Leaf beetles visit backyard gardens Posted in: Lifestyle With sunnier days and warmer temperatures, backyard gardens across Central Texas are teeming with life. It’s an exciting time for gardeners as many summer vegetables have started to flower and set fruit. With so many plants in bloom right now, insects are very active.Garden-friendly pollinators like bees and butterflies are always welcome, but undoubtedly, there will be a few undesirable insects coming to visit your plants.If you have a vegetable garden, there is a decent chance you’ll attract leaf beetles. The most common leaf beetles that we have in Texas are cucumber beetles, tomato beetles and potato beetles. They all ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!