I am just about ready to plant my garden up here in NY, which is very exciting! However, there is one thought that is dwindling in my back of my mind. Last year (and years before) I had a very serious squash vine borer problem which cleaned out all of my plants. I am wondering if there are any preventative measures I can take this year to hopefully have a different outcome.
I am thinking about:
1. changing the entire location of the squash plants because I know those bugs lay eggs in the dirt from previous seasons
2.in this different area put up row covers to prevent those nasty bugs from landing on the plants
3. maybe putting the squash plants into raised beds with brand new dirt and completely covering it with row covers?
Any thoughts/ideas/opinions/words of advice are welcome!