Squash and Tomato

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2007
Squash and Tomato
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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 12:24pm

OK, two questions here.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2003
In reply to: jauburn
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 9:20pm

Hello and Welcome!


I'm not sure what to tell you about the knotty skin...I'm not sure if you can change that at all.


As for the worms you can try a water and soap solution to keep them off. Other wise you'll have to go around and pick them off every day. If you don't care about using insectisides you can try those too, but the soap to water solution is less harmful to the environment, cheaper, and will do the trick for the most part.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2007
In reply to: jauburn
Mon, 06-02-2008 - 11:31am
Thanks! I will definately try that.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2003
In reply to: jauburn
Mon, 06-02-2008 - 7:58pm
Any kind of dish soap will do, you do 3 parts to 1 so do like 3 cups of water and 1 cup of soap. Or whatever amount you'd like to go with, if you have lots of plants it it would be more beneficial to get a gallon bucket and split it up that way.
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Registered: 08-30-2002
In reply to: jauburn
Tue, 06-03-2008 - 2:05am

Next season when you plant your tomatos take a tuna or cat food can, cut both ends off and place it like a ring around the bottom of your plant. The worms can't crawl over the rough edges of the can so it forms a barrier to them climbing the stem. Of course you would need to have your toms in a cage with no limbs touching the ground once they matured.


No answer on the squash. Are you sure they aren't a different variety of squash and that's how they are supposed to be?



iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2007
In reply to: jauburn
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 5:32pm
That idea about the can is great!