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Squash Vine Borers II

June 22, 2010

Today I wondered how the squash plants were doing- I figured after 48 hours and two 95+ degree days the verdict would probably be obvious.
(I spent a very long day with one of my company’s internal auditors in town to complete my office’s annual compliance examination. I was much more sympathetic to my borer infected squash plants afterward but I’ll leave the details of this comparison to your imagination).

The verdict:

  • One definitely terminal yellow squash plant that was so pitiful I didn’t take a picture
  • One half terminal yellow squash plant that might have a partial chance. How can it be half terminal? The plant had branched and while the main trunk was looking terminal, the branch wasn’t wilted at all.
  • One healthy looking zucchini plant.

The wilted half is obvious in the picture but what isn’t as clear is that the smaller leaves coming out from under the zucchini behind it are actually the healthy branch of the wilted plant in front.

Go figure. I’m not holding out a lot of hope just yet- we’ll see what the next couple of days bring.

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