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Re: How to Grow Superb Summer Squash

The past 3 years, I've gotten blueberries and tomatoes growing well. The stink bugs (what you call squash bugs) are a big problem on both. (I have the kind that looks like assassin bugs, the plain brown ones, and the green ones.) I read somewhere early this season that any alcohol solution will kill them, so I added a bit of rubbing alcohol to my home-made insecticidal (soapy) spray. Believe it or not it worked wonderfully. Be careful with the strength of the solution, though. It wilted the tomato plants, so I had to dilute it a little more.

Thanks, Barbara555, for the tip about radishes! Guess what's gonna be planted in the tomatoes next year! ;)