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Using pantyhose to protect squash?

Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 6/8/2010, 6:20 pm

I was listening to a talk show podcast earlier today, and the guest was a garden blogger. One of the callers said you could slide a knee high nylon over squash as they grew to protect them from insects. Has anybody ever heard of this?

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Post  Chopper on 6/8/2010, 6:47 pm

Funny you should mention that. I was just thinking it might be a good idea to use over tomatoes for the same purpose. I don't see why not.

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Post  Megan on 6/8/2010, 7:28 pm

Over the fruit, or over the whole plant? I have been wondering if it might be good material to protect squash stems.
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Post  chocolatepop on 6/8/2010, 8:27 pm

just over the fruit. I used it last year on the head of cabbage and it was "ok"
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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/8/2010, 8:56 pm

I think it would be worth trying pantyhose over the squash stems. If you try it, let everyone know how it worked. It sounds clever to me.
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Post  extremesoccermom on 6/8/2010, 10:27 pm

Yep, we have done that before. The plant can still grow but no bugs. I also use them on the peaches ofcourse right now we only have one since the trees are new. LOL. We also use the old pantyhose to help hold up the cantaloupe and watermelon on the trellis.

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Post  countrynaturals on 9/12/2017, 11:21 am

Raccoon got through the pantyhose and ruined a cantaloupe. Also, there's a nasty pile of mysterious puke in the garden, so now I'm worried the poor raccoon ingested some of the pantyhose.  Sad Next year the cantaloupe will go in the Salad Bar where the poor little coons won't be tempted (I hope).
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Post  CapeCoddess on 9/12/2017, 12:43 pm

OMG! Shocked
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Re: Using pantyhose to protect squash?

Post  sanderson on 9/12/2017, 3:28 pm

CN, It seems you just can't catch a break.

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Post  countrynaturals on 9/12/2017, 6:13 pm

@sanderson wrote:CN,  It seems you just can't catch a break.
I learned the hard way that I can only have green stuff out in the open. If it's red or yellow, it needs to be behind walls (Salad Bar). So, next year I'll bring the big containers out of the enclosure and plant my melons and tomatoes inside.  Razz
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Post  brianj555 on 9/12/2017, 6:56 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:Raccoon got through the pantyhose and ruined a cantaloupe. Also, there's a nasty pile of mysterious puke in the garden, so now I'm worried the poor raccoon ingested some of the pantyhose.  Sad Next year the cantaloupe will go in the Salad Bar where the poor little coons won't be tempted (I hope).
Sorry to hear that didn't end up working.  I thought you had that coon outsmarted! pale
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/12/2017, 10:15 pm

@sanderson wrote:CN,  It seems you just can't catch a break.
Yes...it does....there is always another season. happy hi
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/13/2017, 10:27 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:
@sanderson wrote:CN,  It seems you just can't catch a break.
Yes...it does....there is always another season. happy hi
I appreciate the sympathy, folks, but I am not discouraged. This year's garden is way more successful than last year, and now that we're (hopefully) finished with triple-digits, I am a happy camper. I still have at least 6 glorious weeks to play outside, and then I'm going to experiment with better lighting for my inside gardens. I've learned so much, I have to believe that true success is right around the corner.
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