Massechusetts, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, has perhaps a tablespoon of soil between the three states warm enough to plant curcurbits and squash before May 25.
Plant your radish, cole crops, and lettuce, before then if you are feeling brave.
I'm thinking it some sort of flying insect. Here's my cantaloupe planting:TheWaterbug wrote:My Kabochas are doing well, but my butternut squash shoot disappeared. It got buried when I watered, and I expected it to push through again within a few days, but it never did . Maybe it got slugged.
4 out of 5 watermelon hills also got nibbled. Squirrels may have been the culprit, here, as I see evidence of one plastic cage being dug around/under and then knocked over. The remaining cages have holes near the bottom for vines to go through, and they're probably large enough for a squirrel to wriggle through.
I may have to put on some of my row cover material and tack it down all the way around.
*sigh*TheWaterbug wrote:My Kabochas are fine; I think they got big enough fast enough to outgrow the damage. Same (I think) with my Hubbard, which has finally sprouted.
I just checked the underside of all the leaves, and I see no critters.jal_ut wrote:I don't think that is peacock damage. Did you look on the underside of the leaves for bugs/ worms? Go out at night and look with a flashlight too. Slugs and snails work at night.