Bryant RedHawk wrote:Kola Lofthouse
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
The honor is mine Kola, you have shared much great information that has been put to good use on Asnikiye heca over the past two years.
I think of you as oyasin (one of the people or tribe) and Tiyospaye (extended family) I hope you do the same with Luta ceta
Larry Pobiak wrote: The essence of this law remains valid and required in order to vanquish the hordes of squash bugs! Until then we all fight the hordes.
Larry Pobiak wrote:Food for thought; Thousands of years ago there was a law that everyone in the entire nation would let the land lie fallow every seventh year. On the same exact year every seventh year no one would touch the ground. This had the effect of decimating the predatory insect population! The essence of this law remains valid and required in order to vanquish the hordes of squash bugs! Until then we all fight the hordes.
Scott Stiller wrote:I'm really sorry to hear so many folks have had issues with them this year. What I'm not sorry about is this incredible learning experience! This thread is great for me. So you guys are saying I should let me veggies cross? My understanding has been that saved seeds from a hybrid veggie either wouldn't produce or produce an undesirable yield. Have I been wrong all these years? Starting to look that way.
Not only squash bugs but borers, and squash lady beetles have been an issue. My pumpkins, and zucchini were really hit. Butternut squash and two others have not been. I'm posting a pic of those two others because I have no idea what they are. They were given to me mixed up in a sandwich bag.
Thank you guys and I look forward to more guidance.
Scott Stiller wrote:I grow lots of squash and gourds. I have them planted far and wide in polycultures. No matter where they are squash bugs have found them. I have spent hours and hours picking them and their eggs off my plants and drowning them. I haven't even slowed them down. I haven't used any chemicals, insecticides or other in years. I continue to wait for some kind of predator bug to show up and even things out. It hasn't happened. Now I'm afraid that I will get very little yield because of my stubbornness to hang onto a way of thinking that clearly isn't working. As much as I hate to I will not wait long before using chemical control in the years to come. I'm sure some will tell me I'm wrong but it's a lot of work to get a little yield.