Adventures in High Performance Gardening 27 - Squash the Squash Bugs

Marjory Wildcraft
Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,541 admin
edited February 2021 in Vegetables

Hey friends. We're back in another episode on tools, herbs, freeze dates, and pests.

I bought a new garden cart and we've got a 30x40 patch ready for equisetum hyemale (horsetail).

And since we're 3-5 weeks away from the first freeze date, there's lots of work to do:

  • Time to take photos for national naked gardening day before it's too cold!
  • Plan for protecting plants for the first freeze dates
  • Harvesting, harvesting, and more harvesting

My squash bug problem is so BAD! Since I travel and can't really see the bugs, I need to dedicate some time to trimming off older leaves and picking these bugs off my precious plants.


Looking for more tips on how to grow your own food? Check out the entire Adventures series here: High Performance Gardening Episodes 1- 33


  • Megan Venturella
    Megan Venturella Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭

    Helpful advice. I’m overrun with squash. It’s and if I’d k own what they were and started picking them off in the beginning, I bet it wouldn’t have been a big issue.

    Im going to have to see if there’s an episode where they discuss how to mineralized the soil. I know there are different theories and I’m always looking.