Friday, July 13, 2012

Oh No! The pests killed my squash.

I was looking at my plants yesterday and noticed that two of my squash plants looked quite sad.  Upon closer inspection I discovered the problem.  The stems near the root were mangled and damaged.  I moved the plant and it just fell apart.   Inside were a bunch of worms.  I'm guessing that these are the dreaded squash vine borers.

I removed the two damaged plants and mulched them with the mower.  Maybe I should have fed those bugs to the chickens instead.  

Luckily, my other two squash plants appear to be ok.  Time will tell I guess.