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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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Re: Using pantyhose to protect squash?

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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