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Old 04-30-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Finally planted all the produce we will do this year I think, except for okra. That will come in a few weeks. Yesterday was off to Lowe's to buy the top soil and a few tomatoes, then planting time. I already had 6 tomato plants in, herbs and a couple of pepper plants. Now I have added another pepper plant and 6 more tomato plants. The flowers will wait another couple of weeks when we are home from our cruise. Everything looks so healthy, we are expected to get quite a bit of rain later this week, so our little plants should get enough water while we are gone. On, I might do a few squash plants or cukes. I swore I would never them again cause we have such a problem with squash bugs, but I have sworn off many things in my life and changed by mind.

if you plant zinnias close to the squash you will not have squash bugs it works every time in my garden . squash bugs hate zinnias .
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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if you plant zinnias close to the squash you will not have squash bugs it works every time in my garden . squash bugs hate zinnias .
wow, I am going to give that a try. Of course all my gardening is container but I bet I can still make it work; certainly it won't hurt and I love growing squash and cukes.
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:38 AM
 
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I'm getting zinnias today.

Thanks.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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if you plant zinnias close to the squash you will not have squash bugs it works every time in my garden . squash bugs hate zinnias .

No kidding...? I have zinnia seed tapes...instead of growing in rows will divide up to use in moveable pots.
Thanks!
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Old Today, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well home from the cruise and thrilled to see all the blossoms on my tomato plants and pepper plants. Today I will be planting the squash and yes, with zinnias. I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised and have lots of bug free squash this summer.
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