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May 24, 2020 1:40 PM CST
|I just started gardening and some of the first Zucchini seeds I have sowed have emerged. The zucchini Cotyledons looked nice and green and seemed quite ok. Several days after the first one emerged, I found the Cotyledons wilting. The plant looks like it is dead. The soil dries very quickly in the sun, the rows are around 6 - 8" tall and flat topped. I water them often to keep the soil moist at the surface due to this reason as I have not figured out what kind of mulch I will be using.
Soil test results
Soil pH: ~5.5 - 6.0
What am I doing wrong? It's hard to tell if I am overwatering, since the soil can dry 2 - 3 inches a day without watering; I try to soak the soil mid day because of the fast evaporation.
May 24, 2020 3:13 PM CST
|Alright, I pulled the seedling out and peeled open the stem only to find these larvae inside. Does anyone know what these are?
I have seen some ants around the garden bed; but is that what these are?
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