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Do we pick our unripe squash if the plant has been killed by bugs?

sabrinaporter added on July 13, 2012 | Answered

Our squash plants have been killed by squash bugs. Do we pick the unripe squash, or leave it on the dead vines to ripen?

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Nikki
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Answered on July 14, 2012

Sometimes you can ripen them off the vine. It depends on how close to maturity they were. This article will help you try:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/ripening-green-unripe-squash.htm

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sabrinaporter
Answered on July 14, 2012

They are squash bugs and I think we are on the right track to controlling them. I just wondered if we pick the unripe squash off the vines or leave them to ripen on the vine? Thank you!

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Silverback
Answered on July 14, 2012

What kinda bugs are killing the plants? I had squash bugs in mine. I mixed a little sevens and cyfluthrin together, and it killed them so fast, they died where they stood.

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