Summer squash is a fantastic plant to have in the garden. Highly productive, most varieties will have you Pinteresting every possible way to use squash before you finally start giving them to everyone you know, or don’t know. They are quick to mature for harvesting and a wonderful addition to the dinner table.
Vine Borers are often a problem with squash and you can take some simple stems to protect your plants if you find yourself often losing them before you’re sick of picking squash. Simply wrap the base of the stem when planting with foil, thick newspaper, toilet paper rolls, paper cups etc. Here’s a video giving you some different info on how to prevent them.
Powdery Mildew can be a problem here in our climate. Giving your plants enough room for air to move around helps dramatically. I have sprayed my plants down with slightly diluted milk to help kill off the spores but this can be time consuming. I don’t really bother as it doesn’t typically effect them until later in the season. If you have powdery mildew on any plants, make sure you remove those plants fully from the garden at the end of the season.
For best production, make sure you have some flowers to help attract pollinators to your garden!