Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» May strawberries
by llama momma Today at 11:51 pm

» Scruffy's experiment
by scruffyfeathers Today at 11:46 pm

» Can you Identify this bug
by ralitaco Today at 11:38 pm

» Our new pest control--Very effective
by Razed Bed Today at 11:00 pm

» 1st Ripe Tomatoes & Peppers
by CitizenKate Today at 10:51 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Today at 10:32 pm

» Newbie with my first SFG beds!
by Shrimpsey Today at 10:32 pm

» Grow Bags
by CitizenKate Today at 10:14 pm

» Scruffy's New Garden
by sanderson Today at 10:03 pm

» Compost to Re-activate old Mels Mix
by Turan Today at 9:14 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2015
by quiltbea Today at 8:35 pm

» Oh No! Raccoons
by TCgardening Today at 8:31 pm

» Shallots
by camprn Today at 8:30 pm

» Planting for the trellis
by amcon2 Today at 8:19 pm

» 12' Raised Garden Full of "Dirt"
by plantoid Today at 7:21 pm

» New Member
by Kelejan Today at 6:50 pm

» Is there a non-toxic way to deal with fleas?
by CapeCoddess Today at 5:21 pm

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 4:29 pm

» My First SFG...Work in progress
by sanderson Today at 3:16 pm

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by sanderson Today at 2:40 pm

» New England, May 2015
by sdugas164 Today at 1:58 pm

» First time SFG woes. Please help.
by sanderson Today at 1:37 pm

» Adventures in Table Top
by sanderson Today at 1:29 pm

» Strawberries- Dazed and confused
by momvet Today at 1:09 pm

» Modesto, Central Valley, CA...
by sanderson Today at 1:08 pm

» Tomato problem
by camprn Today at 11:24 am

» What New Veggie Are You Trying This Year?
by Sunsanvil Today at 10:12 am

» This will scare pests away for sure
by Razed Bed Today at 9:33 am

» New Member from Illinois
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:53 am

» My first Square Foot Garden
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:50 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Squash bug, stink bug?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Squash bug, stink bug?

Post  jerzyjen on 2/27/2011, 8:25 am

So I've seen a few people discussing having problems with squash bugs so I googled it just to see what they were. Lo and behold they look a HECK of alot like stink bugs (if you aren't familiar, if you squish them with your hand it will smell horrible for a good week or so). I don't know if this is just a "south jersey" thing or larger, but we seemed to have quite an infestation in the fall of stink bugs (some call them "shield bugs"). Should I be worried for my spring garden? I still find stinkbugs in my house everyday (not like a million, just one at a time). Does anyone know if these are the same or close to "squash bugs". And here's the silliest question of all. Are squash bugs only a problem for squash, or do they attack other veggies (i'm not growing squash).

I am an idiot when it comes to bugs.

jerzyjen

Female Posts: 210
Join date: 2010-03-03
Age: 38
Location: Burlington County, NJ - Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash bug, stink bug?

Post  camprn on 2/27/2011, 8:57 am

Squash bugs and stink bugs are not the same, though they are both TRUE BUGS.

There are some good, helpful links in this thread.
Also http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/

I had a link to an excellent resource bookmarked in my old computer. As soon as I find it I will post.

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts: 13358
Join date: 2010-03-06
Age: 52
Location: Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Bugs

Post  ander217 on 2/27/2011, 4:15 pm

Squash bugs will feast on any of the cucurbits - squash, cukes, melons, etc. but they seem to prefer certain varities of squash. After the SVB killed my butternut squash last summer the squash bugs moved over to the nearby muskmelons. They didn't bother our Moon and Stars watermelons, although I saw them occasionally on the cucumbers, but they didn't do much damage.

Stinkbugs are not as long as squash bugs, and they are much less picky eaters. After sucking the juice out of some of my tomatoes they hopped over to my okra and had a feast there, then table hopped over to the orchard for dessert.

Squash bugs don't have the same "aroma" as stinkbugs when they are smashed, either.

Neither are to be welcomed, but personally I'd rather have stinkbugs any day than squash bugs.

ander217

Female Posts: 1450
Join date: 2010-03-16
Age: 60
Location: Southeastern Missouri (6b)

View user profile

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