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Old September 20, 2021   #23
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: virginia
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I wrote in an earlier post in this thread that I had given up trying to grow squash because of the borers and bugs. Well I decided to try again and may have found the key to avoiding the borers and squash bugs. More years are needed to be sure. I did not grow squash at all last year.I didn't grow squash this spring. I have tried growing squash this time of year before and it didn't work. I think because the borers were already established from the spring.

Not sure when i seeded the squash, probably late July or early August. Moved to a 4 inch pot and planted around the first of September. Picked the first squash yesterday and not a sign of a squash bug or vine borer.I think the key is not planting in the spring and not having other gardens with squash near you.I don't know what is pollinating them. I don't see any bees, but plenty of ants in the flowers. No treatment of any kind.

Have at least another month so will be eating plenty of squash
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