Start Replacement Summer Squash Plants To Stay Ahead of Squash Vine Borers: Growing squash in spite of squash vine borers.

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Start Replacement Summer Squash Plants To Stay Ahead of Squash Vine Borers

By Newyorkrita
May 20, 2015

One way to stay ahead of SVB damage is the practice of succession planting to keep your squash harvest going.

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carolparr
May 27, 2015 2:10 PM CST
I have the same problem every year. After doing a lot of research plus trials and errors I came up with a little solution. I cover my squash with tulle when I put the plants out and keep them covered until they start to bloom. I uncover them so the bees can do their job. This worked pretty good last year. It is also a good idea to plant seeds a couple weeks later as a back up.
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Newyorkrita
May 27, 2015 2:36 PM CST
Yes, many people do seem to use the cover them approach. I just didn't want to deal with that. But I say do whatever works!

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