Maryland Grows


Squash Family Pest Problem Tips

The squash plant family (Cucurbitaceae) includes many garden favorites- cucumber, summer and winter squash, pumpkin, muskmelon, and watermelon. Unfortunately, it’s a family vulnerable to some of the most consequential insect pest and disease problems. The names squash bug, cucumber beetle,…

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Resuscitative Gardening (%^&$*! Squash Vine Borer – Part II)

Hello again! You may recall my educational, if strongly-worded, post about the dreaded squash vine borer in July.  In it I discussed how to identify the eggs for removal, excise any worms from hatched eggs, and how to encourage healing…

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