Squash harvest yields a few squash bugs (Anasa tristis)

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We battled squash bugs for about eight weeks. Our earliest efforts are chronicled in the July 16, 2012 entry. In the end, two sprayings and daily hand squashing of thousands of individuals over the growing season was sufficient.

The summer squash (zucchini) yield wasn’t  spectacular, though it satisfied our summer needs and we do have some in the freezer. The winter squash (butternut squash) yield should be sufficient to take us well into winter. Ironically, a single volunteer plant that grew in a graveled area to the east of our shed produced 18 butternut squash, making it our most productive plant this year.

I’m hoping the individual above is the last squash bug I encounter this season. Really.

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