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costa del Wales, United Kingdom Gb

my courgette plants have mildew on the leaves can anyone tell me what causes it ? I have been cutting the leaves off now I have very bare courgette plants! :/



Powdery mildew shows up when the days are warm and dry, and the nights are cool and humid, but without dew. It is a fungus, and the spores need humidity, but no free water, to germinate. There are several organic remedies: I favor a baking soda and soap solution, while others favor diluted milk.

29 Jul, 2011


Thank you very much i'm going to try a weak soap solution :O) x

30 Jul, 2011


Soap by itself doesn't help much, though. I use a mix of 1 tablespoon organic dish soap and 2 teaspoons of baking soda in a gallon of water.

30 Jul, 2011


oh ok thank you Tugbrethil can you tell I haven't got a clue what i'm doing ? :o(

30 Jul, 2011


Don't feel blue! I've been gardening for over 40 years--mostly learning the hard way! : }

31 Jul, 2011

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