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Q.Do We Need New Soil If Had Pickle Worms?

Zone Athens, Georgia | claires garden <3 added on July 23, 2020 | Answered

We have recently had a pickleworm problem in our garden. It started in our cucumbers and moved all the way across our raised bed to our squash and zucchinis. It was very sad. So moving forwards for our fall garden, we do not want to see a single pickleworm killing our veggies. Do we need to replace the top soil or soil mix? We plan on tilling the soil, but is the soil okay???

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Answered on July 27, 2020

The best way to cure pests in soil will be to solarize it before planting! This article will help:


Other treatment may include pesticides. This article will help:


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