Sometimes it is easy to avoid some of our garden pests just by planting the right thing or at the right time. The squash vine borer is a good example. The vine borer prefers certain varieties, so planting other varieties is the easy way to go. Vining types have a better chance to live on after an attack versus bush types. This is because they root along the vine. In addition, growing your own early sweet corn will avoid the corn earworm, which shows up later. Host Richard Hentschel shares these and other tips for avoiding pests.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.