Learn more about the dreaded squash vine borer

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    If your squash and zucchini plants are wilting, blame a pest, not the heat. Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will have an update on that unseen garden foe, the squash vine borer. Plus answers to all your growing questions.

    Questions of the Week:

    “I am a 99% organic gardener, and as I prepare for another summer, I wonder if there are any new ways to combat vine borers; they are a common problem down here, and always get my zucchini vines. I have used row covers, injected the vines with BT, and even used a butterfly net to try and catch the adults as they fly around the garden. But they are smart and hard to catch; I think they know what ‘a guy with a net’ means!”

    — Manuel in Austin, Texas

    Learn how to get rid of squash vine borers safely »

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