Mk Neal wrote:Good tip, May! I don’t have squash bugs, but do have squash vine borer.
Today as luck would have it I actually saw the moth laying eggs when I was out in the garden at lunch. I swatted her, and then checked my plants. I’ve never managed to get the eggs before they hatch, because I did not really know *when* to look for them. Today I scraped dozens of eggs off my maxima (Navaho Green) and Pepo (striped maycock). Borer ignored or didn’t find my mixta squash (Illinois cushaw) or moschata (Myaamia tan).
I noted this in the garden calendar I am keeping this year, so next year I can be reminded to look for the eggs at end of June when currants are ripe.
May Lotito wrote:
Squash Vine borers arrive around the same time here and so far I haven't seen any eggs. Maybe I get lucky this year.
You have so many interesting squashes. I've never grown any of them.
May Lotito wrote:Now that my squash plants are tall and lush, it's not practical to check every leaf for bug eggs. Instead I come out at night with a portable work light and shine underneath the leaves.