If slugs and squirrels are devouring or digging up your gardens, give them the old owl-beer double whammy, and prepare to be amazed!
If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been battling squash pests. In particular the ruthless squash vine borers.
Seeds contain all the nutrients required to take the plant from a tiny seed to a full grown plant (which is hard work)! So ultimately, you get a whole plant’s worth of nutrition in a tiny vessel.
Whenever you’re planning a garden, make sure you not only take into account what you CAN grow, but also what you’ll actually eat.
I had heard talk from other backyard gardeners, that vine borers destroy plants quickly and mercilessly. And now, I was part of the club.
Some gardeners swear by rinsing and fermenting tomato seeds, but this technique sounded MUCH simpler, so I decided to give it a try.
The good news? The neighboring yellow squash plants TOOK OFF. I kid you not, they looked noticeably bigger and healthier the day after I gave them more space.
The bad news? Squash don’t like being relocated.
Propagating a sucker into a plant of its own can be a little daunting (but it shouldn’t be, because it’s a cinch!)
With a mixed variety packet, I didn’t know which seeds would grow into which type of squash… which necessitated a bit of strategy.
When I see blooms, I like to help out the neighborhood bees and do a little bit of pollination by hand… you know, just to be sure.