Monday, May 31, 2010

Squash versus the Squash Vine Borer

In our neck of the woods, the squash vine borer is endemic, fast, and lethal.  No method, whether natural or napalm,  can withstand the borer if he wants your squash.  Many experienced gardeners have given up on certain varieties of squash altogether. 

For some reason, the borer hasn't found my garden yet so I'm growing squash like mad while I can. What kind of squash is in the garden this year? Butternut, yellow, calabacita, and yellow zucchini, spaghetti, in that order.

1 comment:

  1. We're squash lovers too but mine are accidental. I have one healthy plant growing out of the chickenwire holding back the compost pile (calabacita I think, thanks to your photos here) and one in the herb garden next to the lavender and thyme. No idea on that one but I'm looking forward to watching it grow.