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long, thin, white worm on my squash *help*

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Post  FamilyGardening on Sun 10 Jul 2011 - 22:29

after watering today....hubby found a long white really thin worm like thing..... on one of our acorn squash plants.....the plant is doing great ....looks really healthy....
any idea's?.....i will post a pic when i can....im on a differnt computer right now....

on another healthy acorn plant .....the stem that comes from the ground...the main stem...it is split...straight up the middle....maybe about four inch's.....no signs of pests....plant doing great still.....any thoughts?

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Post  petals1973 on Sun 10 Jul 2011 - 23:14

I have no idea what the worm might be but if it were my plant I'd pull out the BT. I have squash plants & melon plants that have splits in the main stem close to the ground. It does not seem to bother them.

On another note how are your "racing" beans coming along? I found a pack of them at my favorite garden store so I planted them right away.

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Post  FamilyGardening on Mon 11 Jul 2011 - 15:18

hi Margarita Very Happy the racing beans are doing great.....so well that someone is nibbling on their leaves a little bit..... Laughing they are starting to climb the corn Very Happy thank you for remembering and asking (((hugs)))




my hubby thinks the worm is a horse hair worm Shocked .....its a parasite to grasshoppers and such but wont hurt the veggies or humans.....it sure is an ugly thing though!



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