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Common Squash Pests: Squash Bugs and Squash Vine Borers
In the Garden | Summer Garden | The Beginner's Garden Podcast

Common Squash Pests: Squash Bugs and Squash Vine Borers

Updated August 2020. 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…

In the Garden | Summer Garden | The Beginner's Garden Podcast | Vegetables

The Joys and Challenges of Growing Squash and Zucchini {Beginner’s Garden Podcast}

Most gardeners I know make room for squash or zucchini. It’s the perfect summer vegetable. Whether you eat it breaded and deep-fried (my personal favorite), sautéed with olive oil (the healthier alternative), or shredded for quick breads, a good harvest of squash or zucchini always makes the garden season better. But growing squash and zucchini…

Squash Vine Borer: Prevention, Identification, and Control
Gardening Tips & How-to's | In the Garden | Summer Garden | Vegetables

Squash Vine Borer: Prevention, Identification, and Control

It was my first season gardening. The large, deep green plants held dozens of yellow babies. Just a few more days and we’d be feasting to my mom’s favorite southern dish — fried squash. Then one day, I walked out in my garden and an entire plant’s leaves were drooping. I had no idea what was going…