This evening I found four holes in three of my squash plants and orangey sawdust stuff coming from the holes. After all my searching for and squishing vine borer eggs, I guess a few still hatched and ate their way into my plants. I extracted the icky worms and smooshed them. They were tiny, not even half the size of a pencil eraser.
One of the plants didn't need much repair at all, but two others needed major surgery. I washed out the holes, staked the plants, and mounded soil around the wounds. I need to keep a good watch over them because they are blooming, and that means I'm only a few weeks away from squash!
Some of my Swiss chard is ready this week, and I'm planning to cook a new dish with the chard, garbanzo beans, and feta cheese. If it turns out good, I'll post the recipe.
Who else out there is happy that we have a short work week? I know I am!
April 23, 2017
20 hours ago