Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Squash Toplef10Squash 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Squash I22gcj10Squash 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Squash Toplef10Squash 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Squash I22gcj10Squash 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» February: What to plant in Southern California and Inland Valleys
by sanderson Today at 5:11 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson Today at 4:56 pm

» Soaking Seeds for Better Germination
by sanderson Today at 4:22 pm

» Sandbox as a mini SFG?
by markqz Today at 2:09 pm

» N&C Midwest: January & February 2023
by OhioGardener Today at 7:32 am

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson Today at 4:55 am

» Starting Strawberries from Seed
by OhioGardener 2/5/2023, 3:12 pm

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by KiwiSFGnewbie 2/5/2023, 2:15 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 2/5/2023, 3:34 am

» How do I source Mels Mix for 190 cu ft????
by sanderson 2/4/2023, 10:09 pm

» Ads are back
by KiwiSFGnewbie 2/4/2023, 2:32 pm

» Should I buy this compost tumbler??
by Soose 2/4/2023, 11:37 am

» Garden Tools
by Soose 2/3/2023, 6:07 pm

» Back In The Saddle I Suppose
by AtlantaMarie 2/3/2023, 5:15 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 2/3/2023, 5:12 am

» Seed Exchange - January 2023
by sanderson 2/3/2023, 3:08 am

» Phosphate
by bigtoad 2/2/2023, 5:41 pm

» Organic compost without peat in Alberta
by OhioGardener 2/2/2023, 8:05 am

» worms and compost tumbler
by Soose 2/1/2023, 11:46 pm

» trying to Think Spring in cold Chicago
by sanderson 2/1/2023, 4:43 pm

» New Lifetime Compost Tumbler..
by sanderson 2/1/2023, 4:41 pm

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by OhioGardener 2/1/2023, 8:23 am

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by sanderson 1/30/2023, 1:37 am

» Placing Box on Cement
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 2:57 pm

» How I compost using a Tumbler
by Soose 1/29/2023, 2:45 pm

» Garlic Chives in SFG?
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 8:56 am

» Microgreens Gardening
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:42 pm

» Johnson Su composting Bioreactor instructions for home, not the farm.
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:57 am

» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:45 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 1/28/2023, 8:29 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Squash

2 posters

Go down

Squash Empty Squash

Post  Pam Hazelwood 7/22/2011, 5:07 pm

About to give up on squash this year. I planted in late March and replanted a few months ago... they are just not producing. Last year I had lots and lots of squash.....I'm seeing clusters of little red eggs and am destroying them as I find them, and have seen some squash bugs. I just can't seem to get rid of them. Is there any thing I can do to prepare my soil now for next spring to prevent whatever is keeping them from producing? Anything I can work into the soil?
avatar
Pam Hazelwood

Posts : 56
Join date : 2011-03-21
Location : Franklin, TN

Back to top Go down

Squash Empty Re: Squash

Post  pattipan 7/22/2011, 6:45 pm

I had squash bugs galore the first year we moved where we are at now (Eastern Panhandle,WV) and was scraping and smooshing their eggs daily. I read up on the bugs and organic ways to deal with them and discovered in my searching that nasturtiums repel squash bugs. Tried it last year and only saw maybe one or two of the buggers. This year I haven't seem any! I plant my summer squash in there own 2 x 2 box. I planted a nasturtium on all four corners pf the box. I also plant them in and around my winter squashes.

Neem oil or Rotenone are two organic pesticides you could try. Spray in the evening after the flowers close and the bees are done for the day.

In my 2 x 2 box I usually plant 3 seeds per square and thin down to 2 per square. This year I left all twelve of my yellow squash to grow and I have an abundance! My zucchini is slower producing, but there's still more coming on.

Now I am battling powdery mildew, but I think I found something that kills it. Sprayed last night and except for a few spots I might have missed, I think I might have licked it this time! I used GreenCure, an organic potassium carbonate fungicide.

What kind of squash did you plant? You still have time there in Tennessee to plant another crop. Find one that has a short growing time and go for it...and see if you can find some bargain nasturtiums at your local greenhouse.

https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP291-G.pdf

pattipan
pattipan
pattipan

Female Posts : 808
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

Squash Empty Re: Squash

Post  Pam Hazelwood 7/22/2011, 7:53 pm

Thanks so much for your response. I am going to check out home depo tomorrow to see if I can find the plant you have suggested. It's just been a very strange year for yellow crookneck squash.
avatar
Pam Hazelwood

Posts : 56
Join date : 2011-03-21
Location : Franklin, TN

Back to top Go down

Squash Empty Re: Squash

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum