Squash Vine Borers: What to Know

For vegetable gardeners, the first sign of an infestation of squash vine borers may be that their plants seem to be wilting. They may find holes in the plants, filled with a squishy orange substance. They may even find the distinctive white caterpillar that is causing all the damage. Squash vine borers are the larvae…

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Day 22: Insect Pests in the Vegetable Garden

Before we even start talking about pests, let’s be clear: Most bugs are good bugs, and trying to keep your vegetable garden bug-free is not only an exercise in futility, it’s not good for the food you are going to eat or the planet. One way to keep destructive pests at bay is to plant…

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