Battle plan for squash vine borer - will it work??
I lost a beautiful watermelon plant to vine borer and have come up with a plan for next time. What do you guys think - will this work??
Cover the plant area with Remay (row cover) until plants are about to run. Put masking tape around the base of the plant stem where it comes out of the dirt?? When the vines begin to run dust heavily with Bacillus thuringiensis??
Anyone know if trellis the vines keeps that *&^% vine borer out of the stems?? I am thinking of using a trellis to keep the vines off the ground.
What do you guys think?? Any tricks to defeat the vine borer??