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June 21 Hertiage Egg Plant.jpg Tennessee needs staking up.jpg Corn and the green beans on June 3.jpg Bottom of the garden potato's and tomato's and the corn on June 5.jpg Tomato's in cages on May24.jpg Tennessee needs staking up.jpg Corn and the green beans on June 3.jpg Bottom of the garden potato's and tomato's and the corn on June 5.jpg June 21 Hertiage Egg Plant.jpg Tomato's in cages on May24.jpg I have a really good garden, the only thing is I can't get past the squash bore. I have tried twice and replanted but both times in different locations the squash bore has taken all of it. Any suggestions? Maybe not in a raised bed this time? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks Ellen from Georgia:cool:
 

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Squash vine borer control
In the meantime, I found an article that said that borage repels squash bugs. Interesting, I thought, because the last existing plant just happened to be sandwiched between two borage plants, and I had never seen any squash bugs on it (I had had to pick a bunch off the other two plants).

Then I got to thinking: if borage repels the moth that lays the tomato hornworm eggs - that's why the borage were there, as companions to a couple of tomatoes - would it possibly repel other kinds of moths? Say, for example, the squash vine borer moth?

By then, I had unwittingly pruned the borage, thus killing them, and shortly thereafter the squash bugs began to appear on the remaining zucchini.

But borage promised to be a good all-around pest repellent, and I will try planting it specifically near my zucchini next summer.

Found this on internet give it a try..
 

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A few techniques to help:

Stagger plantings so you may get a crop when the SVB is not active.

I have read wrapping the stem in foil helps protect it.

Proper spacing, not too close, so you can keep a close eye on things.

If you see the saw dust looking stuff from the stem, go looking for the borer..you can cut it out and the stem may heal.

And yes, crop rotation is always a good bet! I don't think raised vs non raised would make a big difference, although I certainly could be wrong.

Good luck, and keep re planting.
 
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