Who/what is eating my squash?

trivedi_south(8)May 31, 2010

I made a paste of garlic, green jalapeno pepper, red korean pepper and sprayed it on this afternoon...but its raining again....would have washed it off already :(

Any ideas how to prevent this? I went and bought some marigold and will plant it around the squash. I don't want to fence the raised bed if possible. Plants 2010

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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

Can you lift your squash off of the ground a bit? Are they on the ground? I have sometimes used a plastic garden container to lift them off of the ground. Diamotaceous earth, which also must be re-applied after rains, sprinkled under and around the veggies should help. It will actually kill the bugs.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2010 at 9:41PM
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trivedi_south(8)

I will try that. Those darn bag of d-earth cost $10!!!

Its not rodents nibbling on them, is it?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2010 at 8:17AM
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gardenall(8)

Im no expert,but looks like something with teeth. Mabe a squirell or mouse.I can't think of anything else.Only thing,you think they would have eaten more.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 10:01PM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

Yes, it does.
We had a turtle last year at church that ate our food. Anything low to the ground was turtle munched.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 12:16AM
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