The courgette's have been fine all summer and this past week the leaves have turned a funny blue dusty colour and started to fall off! It seems to be affecting the squash too, does anyone have an…Continue
"Probably mildew - natural process at this time of year, mine are starting to do it too. You may still get a few to harvest but essentially I think the plants get exhausted after producing fruits all summer and give up the ghost. Hope you've had…"
"I think I have the same thing on one of my courgette plants (white powder on all the leaves) however the plant it is affecting is also the most productive which I found strange. I may try the idea of the milk though"
"It's powdery mildew, Becky. Not a lot you can do about it, I'm afraid: it happens in August when the season's coming to an end. I'm usually grateful, frankly: I'm so fed up with courgettes by August that it's a relief…"
"Hi, sorry to hear that it does sound like powdery mildew. I'm a big fan of milk for combatting all sorts of pests and I've read that it helps with mildew. Take a look on the net about it. Basically I get the cream of the top of a bottle of…"
"It's powdery mildew. Extremely common disease in cucurbits. I used to get it all the time on courgette and squash plants at my previous allotment - I think the spores can lie dormant in the soil for some time. Googling it will bring up advice…"
The courgette's have been fine all summer and this past week the leaves have turned a funny blue dusty colour and started to fall off! It seems to be affecting the squash too, does anyone have an idea of what it could be?Is there a way to save them?See More