I have stinkbugs and squash bugs. I have leaf rot. I have birds pecking at the remaining tomatoes. I have hoards of mosquitoes that have been hatched these past few weeks and like to put a "tap" into me every chance they get. I can shrug off all of these annoyances but one.
The freakin SVB's.
Squash Vine Borers have molested my garden big time this year. You start to notice a perfectly beautiful plant starting to produce fruit.
Then you see the yellowing leaves close to where the main root is.
A closer inspection shows the tell-tale signs of a bastard worm eating the base from the inside out. Given enough time they just saw the base in half. End of plant.
I've lost so many Summer and Winter Squash plants to these little buggers. Funny thing was that I had "zero" last year. Bumper crop of everything squashy in our 2010 garden. Squash coming out of my ears.
"OK...You win! Now how about bugging off next year, hmmm?"