This is an update to Episode-187- Protect My Summer Squash Plants From The Squash Vine Borer and the video shows how well the plants are doing. There are fruit and flowers on all four of my squash plants and I can’t risk losing any of them this year to the evil squash vine borer. In past years I have reacted after
I have been growing squash for the past three years because my family and I love to eat it. My neighbors love squash just as much as we do and it’s nice when we can bring a smile to their faces. However, the previous two seasons brought surprise and dismay as I had learned too late that my
The female squash bug lay their eggs at the base of leaf stalks, and the caterpillars develop and feed inside the stalk, eventually killing the leaf. They soon migrate to the main stem, and with enough feeding damage to the stem, the entire plant may die. On July 14 I had 5 squash plants growing in the gardens but…
Watch this video of the 2012 squash vine borer invasion and learn what I am doing to mitigate damage.
Edamame Man 9-30-11 As you can see we are still harvesting and today we feast on edamame Japanese style. However, this weekend’s cold rains may have brought an early end to the summer harvests. Not to worry though as the fall gardening includes diakon radish, beets, spinach and endive. Check out more of the 2011 harvests at Picasa Videos Gardening Planting
This is part 2 of the squash vine borer invasion and what I did to mitigate damage. I was able to save 5 of 10 squash plants and reap many more squash as a result. Resources Videos Gardening Planting Times
Watch my video to see how I am combating the invasion of squash vine borers. I have been having a wonderful squash harvest until now. Harvested approximately 25 yellow summer squash and 2 zucchini until July 30 (my mom’s birthday). Gave many away, ate many more and don’t want to give up now if I don’t have to. Listen to Jason