Squash Plant Moratorium (until 2021 season)
In 2017 we had an infestation with Squash Vine Borers. After attempting multiple ways to combat them (removing eggs with duct tape, planting companion plants, an entomologist at the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) advised we give Squash a rest for three years. These pests only effect squash, not all plants in the Cucurbit family. This means no one is to plant Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Winter Squash or Pumpkins.
Invasive plants are defined as plants that quickly spread outside of their normal range. They can quickly take over their environment and spread. Once established, they are difficult to remove. If you want to plant species that are considered invasive (All Mints, Lemon Balm, Bee Balm), they must be planted in a pot that is then sunk in the ground.
We do not allow any type of landscape fabric to be used to cover plots. It can be difficult to remove. It damages the tillers.
No smoking allowed. Gardeners do not want to smell it or find butts lying around. There is the potential to spread TMV -Tobacco Mosaic Virus too. This virus can remain dormant for years to continue to spread. It can infect tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplants. There is no way to treat for this virus once it infects.