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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tending Zucchini Grown in Tomato Cages and Squash Bugs

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The time has come for the dreaded squash bugs to start laying eggs on the underside  of your zucchini an squash leaves. I have found 3 sets so far on my zucchini leaves. 

A tip for space management is to grow your zucchini and squash up a tomato cage. It keeps them more contained and makes it easier to inspect them for squash bug eggs.

This video shows you what a cage grown zucchini looks like and it talks about some basic fertilizing needs of the plant. You will also see the dreaded squash bug and its eggs. Go inspect the leaves. They are there... sadly!