Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» More on garlic scapes
by greatgranny Today at 4:24 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 4:13 pm

» Do I need to pollinate my zucchinis?
by SQWIB Today at 3:30 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Today at 2:55 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by SwampTroll Today at 2:47 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic XII: Cucumbers
by Turan Today at 1:47 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by stealthmayhem Today at 9:37 am

» My early garden
by sanderson Today at 3:15 am

» Garden Footwear
by sanderson Today at 3:14 am

» Square footage
by sanderson Today at 3:03 am

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:22 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 10:19 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 6:56 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:51 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:29 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 1:05 pm

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:26 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 7/22/2017, 9:10 pm

» New England July 2017
by quiltbea 7/22/2017, 8:10 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 7:38 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:26 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:22 pm

» What I've learned this year
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:03 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:50 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:43 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 7/22/2017, 1:23 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 7/22/2017, 12:03 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 7/22/2017, 11:51 am

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem 7/21/2017, 8:05 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson 7/21/2017, 7:50 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

SVB - Why do I keep planting?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

SVB - Why do I keep planting?

Post  TexasTracy on 9/24/2012, 9:35 pm

I love zucchini and squash, I love the pretty blooms but I haven't had one plant that didn't succumb to the borer this year. Put new MM in, planted in different boxes and only got a handful of veggies this year. It's so frustrating!
avatar
TexasTracy

Female Posts : 88
Join date : 2012-03-14
Age : 55
Location : Grand Prairie, TX Zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: SVB - Why do I keep planting?

Post  CharlesB on 9/24/2012, 10:52 pm

Keep trying different tough heirloom varieties. Some will do better.

Butternut they shouldn't be able to kill. People say Black Futsu Squash is good as well. I plan to try that next year.

You can also get an 18g syringe and inject the vines with BT. Kind of a pain but it will work if you do it regularly.
avatar
CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: SVB - Why do I keep planting?

Post  Mamachibi on 9/25/2012, 7:37 am

Have you tried wrapping the stems in foil or laying foil around the base of the plant? Have you tried a yellow sticky trap or pan of yellow water near the plant? I've heard DE can help, but can be a pain to get rid of once it's in the soil.

Next spring before you plant, dig down about an inch deep and remove as many cocoons as you can. Better yet, turn your soil as soon as the plants come out and let the birds eat them! Some people put floating row covers on the squash vines at planting and remove them on the Fourth of July, but that means hand-pollinating. Some people wait later in the year to start their squash.

Interplanting squash with companion plants like catnip, tansy, radishes, nasturtiums, marigolds, beebalm, or mint is helpful. I don't even put flowers in the Mel's Mix because of their tendency to reseed. Just putting a pot of mint in a square is enough to be helpful!

Don't give up! You're tougher than an old bug!!
avatar
Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: SVB - Why do I keep planting?

Post  darci.strutt on 9/25/2012, 8:44 am

I put a couple radish seed in each of my zuc "hills" and left them there all season. This was my first year with great squash!! The radish got huge...it was pretty amazing...but I let it stay as a companion. I got tired of the tall tops falling over (the radish tops got a good three feet high) so I cut them off in mid August but left the radish in the soil so they finished the year together - some radish even re-sprouted.

I actually had too many squash and need to freeze some. Fun! I'll rotate the squash to a different square next year, but the radish will go with them again!
avatar
darci.strutt

Female Posts : 95
Join date : 2012-05-01
Location : Hudson, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: SVB - Why do I keep planting?

Post  CharlesB on 9/25/2012, 9:51 am

Thanks for the advice on companion planting radishes. I hadn't heard that and it is about as easy as it comes. Will try that next year and see how it goes.
avatar
CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: SVB - Why do I keep planting?

Post  Patty from Yorktown on 9/26/2012, 7:17 am

Hi,

I have had luck with the vining zucchini (Zucchino Rampicante from Baker Creek.) It is not that the plant does not get SVB, rather it does not seem to matter. In all fairness, the plant got really, really big. I also have better luck with letting the plant grow on the ground and not on a trellis. It will root along the way to the next county. Good luck next year. I think I will try some of the companion plants mentioned earlier in this thread.

Patty from Yorktown
avatar
Patty from Yorktown

Posts : 350
Join date : 2010-03-05
Location : Yorktown, Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: SVB - Why do I keep planting?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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