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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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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May 27, 2015 2:36 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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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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Sep 13, 2017 9:08 PM CST
Name: Mike Jones
Tarlton, OH (Zone 5b)
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Watch out for this. I didn't know what it was, and tried looking it up, but couldn't find it because I thought it was some kind of bee. I let it go, and one morning I came out and found a zucchini plant pretty much dead. I found out later this is the moth of the vine borer.
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Sep 13, 2017 9:33 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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m33jones2 said:Watch out for this. I didn't know what it was, and tried looking it up, but couldn't find it because I thought it was some kind of bee. I let it go, and one morning I came out and found a zucchini plant pretty much dead. I found out later this is the moth of the vine borer.
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Yup. The evil Squash Vine Borer.
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