Squash vine borers
This is my 2nd year to garden (raised beds). I've kept a garden diary so I can log things I learn for use next year. It seems that every year something new tries to sabotage my efforts! Last year it was cabbage worms,ruined all my cabbage and broccoli, and tomato horn worms ( which I found before it was too late). This year it was squash vine borers and cucumber worms! I did,however, have great success with okra,tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. What should I look for next year that will attack these? My question is (finally), do I need to treat my soil before I plant my fall veggies for any leftover eggs,worms? I was told that cabbage worms are eggs laid by a white butterfly,but obviously I can't watch all day with a swatter.
Sorry for the long post. Thanks for any help!