I finished planting my vegetable garden this weekend and I have high hopes this year. So far, so good. I'm very vigilant in the vegetable garden. I might put off treating a perennial, but you don't get a second chance with vegetables. Luckily, if you can catch the problems early, you can fix them. Squash vine borers are a good example. I used to panic when I'd go out to the garden and see my squash and cuc vines wilting in the morning dew when they should be crisp and alert. Now I just poke around the stem, evict the little critter and wait for the vines to rally. It's nice to know there are a few problems I have control over.
Here are my recommendations for controlling squash vine borer. If you have any to add, they'd be most welcome.
Photo Courtesy of Alton N. Sparks, Jr., University of Georgia, Bugwood.org. Used with Permission.