Ask Ruth: Squash Vine Borers

Ask Ruth: Squash Vine Borers

Dear Ruth, I read and enjoyed your article on winter row covers. I have a terrible time with growing squash, especially winter squash. The vine borers always get to the plants well before harvest. I’ve read elsewhere how row covers can be used to protect squash...
Ask Ruth: Japanese Beetles

Ask Ruth: Japanese Beetles

Dear Ruth, This is my second year at gardening and I am wondering what to do about Japanese Beetles. Last fall I lay down the milky spore and that has seemed to help some. I spray with a soap/oil solution, sanafad?…pick them off. They are devouring everything....