[Market-farming] Re: organic squash bug control
igg at igg.com
Fri Jul 16 07:54:26 EDT 2004
>I second the idea of the radish companion planting. Two years ago,
>the last time I grew pumpkins and squashes, my large japanese
>radishes were nearby and attracked the attention of the pests,
>including also flea beatles, leaving far fewer on the squash.
I must be blessed: I've never had flea beetles on my squash nor my
cucumbers!! (Shouldn't have read that mail!!)
I wanted to ask: are squash borers REALLY drawn to radishes? Why in
the world would they go to a radish? Do others have good experience
with using radish as a trap crop for borers?
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