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Someone else here suggested foil wrapped around the squash stems to prevent the borers. Similar idea. I'm going to try it this year!

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rainbowgardener wrote:Someone else here suggested foil wrapped around the squash stems to prevent the borers. Similar idea. I'm going to try it this year!
Copper too I believe works for borers.

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The clay is super ionic; sticks to surfaces, rather than working into stomatae. Fine for plants...good for soil as well.

I like ALL the borer stuff, but know that almost ALL my plants got borer last year and I just sliced with a razor til I found them and CUT them :twisted: . Mess with my squash; I CUT you... :lol:

Bed prep? I piled some compostables on the beds in fall (sheet composting of a sorts) I will rake them off (adding the rakings to the big pile) and plant.

Bed prep sounds like a lot of work. It doesn't have to be, and some good things happen when you leave soil alone...

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