Added by on 2015-09-15

This is a update about how I’m covering the Cucurbitaceae plants to ward off the deadly cucumber beetle. Spraying with organic remedies last year was pretty futile. This year I want to beat those nasty little cucumber beetles and have a harvest of produce for me and my family to enjoy. The container potatoes,tomatoes and peppers are doing well so far. 3/18 planted seed potatoes Red Norland & Yukon Gold/ I filled the tubs 3/4 of the way full and planted each seed potato about 6- 8 inches deep. Later on I will “hill” the potatoes with about 2-3 inches of additional soil and the reason for that is to keep the potatoes from sticking out of the soil and becoming green. The green on a potato is poison so it is best to make sure they stay covered up. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsContainer Garden Harvest Update June 6th Lettuce Tomato Kale Vegetable Gardening Raised BedContainer Garden Update #1 Vegetable Gardening Raised Bed Square Foot Tomato PlantsContainer Gardening: Growing Carrots in Flower Boxes and Onions in Seed Trays – TRG 2015Garden Update June 5, 2013Container Garden Harvest & Update #2 vegetable gardening plant raw foodJuly Container Garden Harvest Update Deer and Possum Organic Vegetable Gardening lettuce seed

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4 Comments

  • Karen Burch 1 year ago

    That is common for the male blooms to come out first. Then when the squash female flowers bloom there will still be more male flowers which helps get them pollinated. Thanks for the comments!

  • Karen Burch 1 year ago

    From the comparison experiment in the video showing the eaten up plants are uncovered and the covered plants are healthy it looks promising that they might work. Let's see how the rest of the year goes. I'll update later.

  • MiWilderness 1 year ago

    Things are looking good. I hope the netting works to keep the beetles at bay.

  • nery colon 1 1 year ago

    Very beautiful. I wanted to ask you do the first batch of squash and pumpkin flowers comes out all male? Because mine did. Now there's a second send batch coming out. I was so happy when I saw the flowers and so sad when I saw that they were all male. Your plant are great. keep up the great work.