a squash vine borer, so when I walked outside one afternoon to see
these drooping leaves I had no idea what could possibly be going on.
than obvious. 5 plants had been invaded. The vines looked corroded and
had the "sawdust" appearance. The worms had burrowed a foot and a
half into our largest squash vine, splitting it open at the base.
So the first thing I did was plant 6 new squash plants elsewhere in the yard.
Then I defiantly set to work trying to help the infected plants. I slit the plants
open with a razor from the base up to where the plant was nice and healthy.
borers!! Sorry there's no picture of them in the plant. I was so angry I just
seemed like the thing to do. I read that you need to get the plant
to root above the damage and so I thought it would help if I could
take place. After I tied it up I buried the section above in soil.
parts. I saw smaller brown larve looking things in the vine and I
didn't want to take any chances. I have never heard of putting DE in a
plant but we've had no problems. In fact, it's been 2 weeks since
has also maintained fruit production. So far we haven't lost any plants.