It never fails. In early summer, just as we begin harvesting a few fresh squash and zucchini, some of the most common and menacing insects threaten our crops.
Squash bugs, the most common, can take over visibly and quickly. Squash vine borers, though unseen mostly, work behind the scenes, and most people don’t realize they’ve got a problem until it’s too late.
In today’s episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast, I talk about the two most common pests plaguing our squash and zucchini plants. You’ll learn:
- How to detect the squash bugs and the squash vine borer
- The best ways to combat squash bugs before they take over
- two natural insecticides to use against the squash bug if the less invasive solutions don’t work
- 5 ways to prevent squash vine bore infestations
- 2 ways to remove the borer without [hopefully] killing the plant
- the mindset shift I made that led to more harvest and less frustration
- ways to use succession planting for a longer harvest
Squash Vine Borer Moth:
Squash Vine Borer Egg:
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