Tag: Winter Squash

Gardening - Will Neem Oil Kill Squash Bugs

Will Neem Oil Kill Squash Bugs?

Neem oil is a wonderful way to protect your garden from the destructive bite of the squash bug. Not only does it kill adult and egg stages, it also makes your borders more difficult for the insect to penetrate. These insects are very common throughout the country, so your chances of coming across them are high. However, you should be proactive in taking preventative measures and preventing them from attacking your crops. In order to do this, you should consider using several types of protection, such as putting up fences and making your borders less vulnerable. Is neem oil effective

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Recipe – Butternut Squash Pie with Meringue Topping

The Great Pumpkin Patch at the 200 Acres farm near Arthur, Illinois, served as the inspiration for this unique take on traditional pumpkin pie. The yearly festival displays 300 different varieties of gourds, pumpkins, and squash, including butternut squash variations ideal for pies. This recipe combines the sweet, nutty flavor of butternut squash with seasonal flavors like cinnamon and is finished with a liberal amount of meringue. Basic Recipe Information Yields: 8 – 10 servings Prep time: 0 hours 20 mins Total time: 4 hours 50 mins Ingredients Cooking spray 1 2-pound butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded Basic Pie

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What Can You Substitute For Pumpkin to Make Pumpkin Pie?

If you’re looking for a great substitute for pumpkin, consider butternut squash, winter squash or buttercup squash. While yams might not have the flavor of pumpkin, they can be great substitutes. You can find them in the produce department of your grocery store, and they all work well in Pumpkin Pie. But if you want a pumpkin-free pie, try canned yams! Pumpkin Vs Winter Squash If you are a pie lover, you might be curious to know whether to use pumpkins or winter squash for pumpkin pie. While pumpkin is the best winter squash for pies, the canned varieties are

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Gardening – Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Squash Bugs

If you are looking for some easy ways to get rid of squash bugs, read on! We will discuss Diatomaceous Earth, Natural Squash Bug Spray, and how to remove egg masses. Squash bugs are annoying and can ruin your garden, so be sure to follow these tips to keep them at bay. And remember, timing your planting is key! So, start planning your planting today! Timing Of Plantings Getting the right timing when planting squash is critical to preventing the infestation of squash bugs. Planting earlier will help the plants grow faster and bigger, making them less susceptible to damage

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Common Squash Insect Pests

There are several ways to control the common squash insect pests. If you must use insecticides, there are several natural products that can be effective. One of the most natural pesticides is neem oil. It is a yellowish-brown liquid with a strong smell of sulfur and garlic. Apply this oil to the leaves and stems of your squash plants. This natural pesticide can be applied to all leaf surfaces and will kill any new nymphs and mature adults. Cucumber Beetles Cucumber beetles are one of the most common pests of squash. They feed on the leaves, blossoms, and rinds of

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Gardening – How To Trellis And Grow Squash Vertically

Learn how to trellis and grow squash vertically with our easy-to-follow instructions. You can create a garden in only 500 square feet and still have an abundant crop! The Hagerty family, owners of East Sac Farms in Sacramento, California, developed a great trellis for growing squash. Here, they show you how to grow squash vertically, save space, and increase your yields. Trellising squash Growing squash vertically is a simple but effective way to maximize your growing space. Because the plants grow so quickly, you can train them to grow vertically. This can allow you to grow squash in small spaces,

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