|Squash bugs hide under the leaves of squash plants (especially my cucumbers and zucchini), lay their tiny orange eggs on the tops and bottoms of the leaves, and suck the life out of the plants. I picked these off by hand and dropped them into a coffee can filled with water. I also scraped the eggs off the leaves and easily squished their evil spawn (which are tiny and white). |
(Photo credit: whitney5544 on Flickr)
|(Photo credit: Clampants on Flickr)|
Now for the weeds...