So here, for your education and enjoyment, I present to you what happens when you do, indeed, have a vine borer infestation-->
The good news is that a couple of days ago I noticed the frass (the orangy-looking stuff), and took out my trusty garden-knife and got to work.
I stuck the knife in, gently, and pulled out one, white, wriggling worm. I (graphic description removed in consideration of our sensitive readers)
Today, I was again checking my plants, and saw some frass on another vine. I
The plants should be able to survive, at least for a while until my second round of zucchini plants gets to fruit-bearing age within the next week
So, on another front of my Zucchini Wars, I've been mechanically disposing squash bug eggs off my squash leaves every couple of days. I really don't like to spray my veggies with chemicals, but I'm not averse to CRUSHING any insect that gets in my way. You may recall my Cabbage Worm Armageddon series last year...this year it's Squash the
Here's a pic of the little buggers, generally on the undersides of
Today I've been experimenting with multiple ways o