1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Official TEG Poll: What is your garden style?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. That's bananas!!! - Featured Thread
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  4. TEG Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice

Chronicles of a Noob Garden and Gardener

Discussion in 'About Me & My Garden' started by Ben E Lou, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. May 22, 2019
    Ben E Lou

    Ben E Lou Garden Ornament

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2018
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    361
    Trophy Points:
    97
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC (7b)
    Found and killed this little jerk today. Didn’t see any eggs, but sprayed the base of all my squash/zucchini plants with neem oil nonetheless. These jackholes destroyed my squash and zucchini crops last year, and I’m determined not to let it happen again.

    03CD93EE-B5C0-48D5-B507-601DA4B243FF.jpeg
     
    baymule and ducks4you like this.
  2. May 22, 2019
    ninnymary

    ninnymary Garden Master

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    11,337
    Likes Received:
    8,933
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    San Francisco East Bay
    What is it? We don't have those here.

    Mary
     
  3. May 22, 2019
    Ben E Lou

    Ben E Lou Garden Ornament

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2018
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    361
    Trophy Points:
    97
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC (7b)
    https://www.almanac.com/pest/squash-vine-borer

    If the eggs hatch, just one larva can easily destroy an entire squash/zucchini plant. And sometimes they lay eggs on more than one plant.
     
    ducks4you likes this.
  4. May 22, 2019
    ninnymary

    ninnymary Garden Master

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    11,337
    Likes Received:
    8,933
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    San Francisco East Bay
    Oh, that's the infamous squash borer bug. Didn't realize it had some red on it.

    Mary
     
    ducks4you likes this.
  5. May 22, 2019
    ducks4you

    ducks4you Garden Master

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    5,456
    Likes Received:
    2,671
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Location:
    East Central IL, Was Zone 6, Now...maybe Zone 5
    HATE THOSE THINGS!!!! :rant
     
  6. May 23, 2019
    baymule

    baymule Garden Master

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    13,182
    Likes Received:
    14,888
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    Southeast Texas
    flowerbug, Ben E Lou and ducks4you like this.
  7. May 24, 2019
    thistlebloom

    thistlebloom Garden Master

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Messages:
    15,669
    Likes Received:
    14,982
    Trophy Points:
    437
    Location:
    North Idaho 48th parallel
    That's the essence of gardening right there! Love it!
     
    flowerbug and Ben E Lou like this.
  8. May 24, 2019
    Ben E Lou

    Ben E Lou Garden Ornament

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2018
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    361
    Trophy Points:
    97
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC (7b)
    In contrast to yesterday’s squash vine borer discovery, today was an exceptionally encouraging day in the garden: we received rain here for the first time in nearly two weeks, discovered that one of my cherry tomato plants (super sweet 100) has over a dozen little tomatoes, harvested the first squash of the season, and also had the first basil harvest, which netted a colander full. My wife made some yummy pesto for dinner with it, and we had enough to freeze a decent bit as well.

    6BF8C0E1-C6DD-4EBC-A9C1-C4D07A60928B.jpeg F27C43B7-50D2-430F-9AD5-03650F272D7B.jpeg 0824A740-8524-4E29-BC92-D077131EA084.jpeg 17A9AA55-88B3-465E-BD4E-FA506A62F366.jpeg E5372343-6E66-4942-9ECC-4D8A5143BEF5.jpeg
     
    baymule, flowerbug, pjn and 1 other person like this.
  9. May 24, 2019
    seedcorn

    seedcorn Garden Master

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    7,666
    Likes Received:
    5,588
    Trophy Points:
    397
    Location:
    NE IN
    Glad for you. Is it me but does pesto have a strong anise flavor?
     
  10. May 24, 2019
    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Garden Master

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,455
    Likes Received:
    4,772
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Location:
    Southeast Louisiana Zone 9A
    To me certain Italian style basil has a strong anise flavor. Neapolitan is one I remember.
     

Share This Page