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Garden Help . . . I Highly Recommend this link!

May 30, 2012

Gardeners Supply Co

I found this resource  recently and couldn’t believe how much information it had to offer. One of the many things it lets you do is plan your vegetable garden. They use the square foot gardening method, but it isn’t necessary to get value from this site.

Sq ft garden

You select the vegetables or herbs you want to plant in your garden then drag and drop them into your plan. It immediately shows you, at a glance, how many plants will fit into one square foot. One tomato plant, nine spinach plants and sixteen carrots. It’s clear and simple and I need that!

Vegy Select

Underneath the garden layout there is a list of all the plants you’ve selected and a brief description about how to plant them, how much shade they tolerate and how long they will take to mature.

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In another area of the website you can learn what to do when things don’t go quite right. For the last two years something has destroyed my zucchini plants just as I was planning what to do with my harvest! The Squash Vine Borer is the culprit and they even tell me how to get ride of it!

Squash Vine Borer

Although squash vine borer moths are quite attractive, with their reddish abdomens and black wings, the damage their caterpillars can cause to squash-family plants isn’t pretty at all.

Squash vine borers are fat white caterpillars with brown heads. When they tunnel inside stems to feed, it causes healthy-looking plants to suddenly wilt and eventually die. If the stem of a wilted vine is cut open lengthwise, it may contain sawdustlike frass and one or more caterpillars. In late spring or early summer, squash vine borer moths lay their eggs on squash and pumpkin vines, usually near the base of the plant. Their presence doesn’t become apparent until weeks later when the borers have tunneled into the vines. Squash vine borers may also target cucumber and melon vines. They are found in all areas east of the Rocky Mountains.

Prevention and Control

  • If borers are consistently a problem in your area, consider planting butternut squash, which is less susceptible to borer damage.
  • Protect young plants from egg-laying adults by covering them with garden fabric. Flowers can be hand-pollinated if necessary.
  • Wrap the base of each squash vine (about a 1-foot stretch) with aluminum foil or panty hose to prevent egg laying.
  • Check the base of squash vines periodically and destroy borer egg clusters.
  • Make a second planting of summer squash in early July after adults have finished laying eggs.
  • Slit open infested vines to remove and destroy borers; cover cut vines with moist soil to encourage the formation of new roots.

 

I am still a novice in the garden and this website has made my life so much easier. I highly recommend it!

 

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