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Summer planning

Posted by blouise PA (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 10, 09 at 15:56

I am starting to plan my garden for this summer, and I already have many vegtable seeds to plant wa hoo !
Last year at the end of the summer I had something eatting my zucchini's and the plants and also my watermelons. I could never figure out how they were getting in my garden and it bothers me cause I have it so nothing can get under the fence but those animals are smarter then me i guess. Is there anything I can do so that i wont get those pests. Any certain flowers I can put around the outside of my plant or anything special you do to not get them. Thanks


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RE: Summer planning

hi, it's the dreaded stem bore, no fence will keep them out, as they fly in -

Here is a link that might be useful: here's more info.


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RE: Summer planning

Here's some ideas:
http://yardener.com/YardenersPlantProblemSolver/DealingWithPestInsects/PestInsectsInTheVegetableGarden/SquashVineBorer/SolutionsforSquashVineBorer

I think there's something called BT which is a bacteria that can be injected or applied to the plants to kill the borers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Solutions for Squash Borers


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