Garden update: squash season is here

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June 5, 2013 by Buffy

image Our garden is growing great, but I am still fighting the Colorado potato beetle and some very nasty squash bugs. I have saved the potatoes but I am now finding beetles on my tomatoes.  So, I have resprayed with spinosad. I am hoping this wipes out the little demon beetles! I also, sprayed the squash bugs with a mixture of blue dawn dish soap and water. This has been very successful at killing them.

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Our squash has finally began to produce.

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Our okra is up and needs thinning. It also needs a few more dry days! It has been too wet to get in this end of the garden.

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Our peppers could use a few more dry days too, but I am starting to see a few little peppers!

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My favorite new vegetable in our garden is this lettuce! Our neighbors grew it last year and had lettuce all summer long. I hope mine last, but I have already lost a few plants to bugs. My kids are even eating salad with this lettuce!

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This is the first year we have had any luck growing onions. They are starting to bulb up!

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Farmer Rick’s peas are still looking pitiful so I deemed them not photo worthy today, maybe next week. Happy gardening everyone!

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4 thoughts on “Garden update: squash season is here

  1. What ratio of Dawn to water do you use? Interesting!

    • bhoyt10 says:

      A work friend of Farmer Rick said to mix a generous squirt of liquid dish soap with water to kill squash bugs. So I used a quarter of a cup of Dawn to three quarts of water. You must spray directly on the bugs. I just checked recipes out on the web and it looks like they recommend one tablespoon Dawn per spray bottle (quart?).

  2. colonialist says:

    Pity the squash don’t squash the squash bugs all on their own – but I like your organic solution!

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