I live in Benoni Gauteng and all season have had more gem squash than we could possibly eat – without a single blemish on any of them. Within the last few weeks, almost all of them are being attacked by something. Initially I thought it was the infestation of Spotted Maize Beetles that we have, but they are supposedly pollen eaters.
Does anyone know what is burrowing into my gems, laying their eggs and leaving me with a bit of a disaster full of worms? More importantly, how do I treat it? My normal concoction of garlic/chilli/onion is not working.
Colleen Miller, Benoni