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Squash Vine Borer

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by hangin'witthepeeps, May 16, 2014.

  1. May 20, 2014
    hangin'witthepeeps

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    I put the Vaseline around the stems at the soil level up to the first leave. I also tossed around some DE on the leaves and soil. I did not put Vaseline around my cucumbers, but I did dust them with DE. This morning I found my first yellow squash, which I hand pollinated. I'm so excited!
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  2. May 21, 2014
    hangin'witthepeeps

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    I am proud to announce, I have 6 more yellow squash!!!! The plants are looking great. I plan to reapply DE and vaseline tonight. I will probably be hand pollenating again in the morning. The squash plant (2nd plant from the left first row) has 7 baby squash. The little flowers are there, but not open this morning. I'm so excited, I might get some squash this year! :weee:celebrate:woot
     
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  3. May 21, 2014
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    Yea! for Vaseline and DE!
    I don't even like squash, but the problem with the borers would make me crazy if I did. So has anyone ever tried growing squash in "new ground" or maybe potting soil, then keeping the plants covered with netting, and hand pollinating?
     
  4. May 21, 2014
    catjac1975

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    Question about the pt jelly. I wonder would it get absorbed and slowly kill the plant. What about diatomaceous earth, food grade?
     
  5. May 21, 2014
    hangin'witthepeeps

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    The only DE I can find is food grade. The vaseline was still there today. It had gotten thicker and clotted with a lot of dirt. I plan on wiping it off and reapplying.
     
  6. May 26, 2014
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    Update, we have a lot of squash and the plants look good. IMG_256831292247261.jpeg IMG_256815326258204.jpeg
     
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  7. May 26, 2014
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    Looking good :thumbsup I do think we will have to try the DE and vasolin. (it appears to be working for you!)
     
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  8. May 26, 2014
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