SQUASH BUG is the one pest that overwhelms my garden every year, attacking my squash, pumpkins & cukes. I was delighted to find that WOOD ASH from my fireplace repels them - sprinkle ash, they hate to crawl across it to get onto plants. More help *plant companion plants they dislike under squash *put a board under the plant, they'll hide under there, pick them off in the morning & drown in soapy water * spray soapy water on them to murder them * use tape wrapped around your finger to remove
Plants have best friends just like people do: Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles. oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter. Basil makes tomatoes even tastier.