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Who/what is eating my squash?

Posted by trivedi_south (My Page) on
Mon, May 31, 10 at 20:59

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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RE: Who/what is eating my squash?

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.

RE: Who/what is eating my squash?

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

Its not rodents nibbling on them, is it?

RE: Who/what is eating my squash?

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.

RE: Who/what is eating my squash?

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

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