Look at all that pollen!

5 Responses to “Someone’s been busy among my squash flowers”

  1. Chrison 08 Jul 2010 at 8:53 am

    Great photo!

  2. Frankon 08 Jul 2010 at 12:56 pm

    How do you deal with Japanese beetles? They are horrible here. They started on the basil, then the eggplant and now they are after the squash!

  3. Marshaon 09 Jul 2010 at 3:35 pm

    @Chris: Thanks!
    @Frank: Take a look at this page for some suggestions. McGrath was the editor of Organic Gardening and for years has hosted a call-in radio show (based here on Philly, broadcast online and on NPR affiliates) on organic gardening.

  4. Frankon 13 Jul 2010 at 7:28 am

    Marsha – thanks for that link. We’d try a few of those things without success, though one of the unsuccessful techniques did seem to work in a previous year.

  5. Frankon 13 Jul 2010 at 7:29 am

    (didn’t finish my thought) The link you posted has a lot more options for controlling those pests – vacuuming, bug juice, and neem are all new things I hadn’t heard of.