SVB - It has begun
After returning from 5 days away from my garden I inspected my beautiful squash plants in the ground carefully. Sure enough, despite wrapping the stems near the soil with aluminum foil, I could see above the foil the frass from the squash vine borers on about 75% of my plants. Although they hadn't wilted yet I got out a box cutter and tried to cut them out of the stems. I got a couple of the grubs out (Yuck!) but on many of the plants I couldn't find the grubs.
I covered the incisions with soil but I am not holding out much hope that these plants will ultimately survive.
I also have some squash plants in containers which I didn't have the heart to examine on the same day and I will look at those today.
I did plant a variety of species, including some that are supposed to be resistant, and perhaps they will survive.
I plan on planting some replacement plant seeds in a day or so.
Why is it so hard to grow squash? I know fellow gardeners in the same county who don't have this problem, Sigh...